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Re: Philodendron coenolescense (sp?) ?

  • Subject: Re: Philodendron coenolescense (sp?) ?
  • From: "john s. smolowe" <johnsmolowe@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 17:53:34 -0600 (CST)

Probably P. coerulescens. For the blueish coloration.

John Smolowe
Menlo Park, CA

Steve Marak wrote:

> Aroiders,
> I don't grow too many vining aroids, especially the larger ones, but it's
> due to lack of space and not any dislike of the plants. I do have a few
> that I couldn't resist, mostly courtesy of Tom and Petra.
> But Phil Mueller routinely ignored me when I complained that I didn't live
> in New Orleans (USDA zone 9? maybe 10?) and didn't have much greenhouse
> space, and sent me all sorts of things with complete disregard for such
> trivia.
> One is a pot labeled only "Philo. coenolescense" (or something close to
> that). It does look like a philodendron and has been snaking its way
> across a shelf for some years now. The upper leaf has a remakable silver
> coloration, enhanced by the surface being smooth and shiny.
> I took a stroll through the Tropicos database at MoBot today and didn't
> find anything close to this name. (A web search on 'coenolescense' also
> turned up no hits.) Does this ring a bell with anyone?
> I can take some digital pictures to send to the ID center, but I thought
> I'd ask first as there's a good chance Phil got the plant from someone on
> this list.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> -- Steve Marak
> -- samarak@arachne.uark.edu

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