NO! NO! You misunderstood. The
plant you have, namely Philodendron brandtianum K. Kr. never becomes 3-lobed.
What I said was the P. variifolium Schott, which people have mistakenly been
calling P. brandtianum for years, is a 3-lobed plant.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:58
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Wrong name on
I just spent an interesting afternoon discussing what I thought was Philodendron varrifolium with Dr.
Croat. The species I have shown on my website won the 2005 Best in Show
Award at the 2005 Aroid Show using the name P.
variifolium. Dr. Croat says we've got this one wrong and
the actual name is Philodendron brandtianum
K. Krause. Tom says
this is only the juvenile form and the plant will eventually become
tri-lobed. The error apparently dates back to an error in Exotica
3. If anyone has an actual photo of the adult form of Philodendron brandtianum and would be
willing to allow me to post it with credit please let me know. And if
anyone has more information to help make the description more complete I'd love
to hear from you on that as well. Ron Weeks has provided information in
the past and I'd love to get this updated now.
Here's the link to the newly updated page: