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RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron ID?

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron ID?
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon@hotmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 14:58:47 +0000

Dear Steve,

As Julius already pointed out, it is a Philodendron from the subgenus Meconostigma (self-heading Philo), like P. bipinnatifidum (including "selloum"), P. mello-barretoanum, etc. In my opinion, it is a dwarf form of a regular species with bipinnatifid leaf blade (P. mello-barretoanum, P. lundii or P. bipinnatifidum). I couldn't see the squamules (small persistent or deciduous thorns within leaf sheath) in detail at the stem, so I don't know exactly from which species this misfit came. If I had a closer picture of the stem, I can say exactly from which species it came.

Very best wishes,


Dr. Eduardo G. Goncalves
Universidade Catolica de Brasilia
Curso de Ciencias Biologicas
Sala M-206, QS 7, Lote 1, EPTC
CEP 72030-170, Taguatinga DF, BRAZIL.

From: "steve" <sehatfield@insightbb.com>
Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Philodendron ID?
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 17:00:57 -0400

Hello all

I purchased a nice probably very common Philodendron at a master gardener's
plant sale this weekend for $6.00 and I was hoping someone might be able to
help me give it a name. Attached are some pics. There is a dollar bill to
show the size of the largest leaf. It was growing on a sun porch and the
person said she has had it for 3 years and it had only one leaf when she got

Thanks Steve

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