RE: [SUSPECT EMAIL] [Aroid-l] P. hastatum is P. domesticum??
- Subject: RE: [SUSPECT EMAIL] [Aroid-l] P. hastatum is P. domesticum??
- From: "Tom Croat" Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
- Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 19:51:34 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [SUSPECT EMAIL] [Aroid-l] P. hastatum is P. domesticum??
am not familiar with what Bunting was calling Philodendron elongatum (and
commonly referred to as P. hastatum in horticulture) but P. elongatum was
described in 1966 many years after Engler described P. hastatum so P. hastatum
can not be a synonym of P. domesticum. Admittedly the illustrations in his
paper and those he cited from Exotica III (namely those on p. 115, 203 and 204,
but especially those showing the leaves, look very much like P. hastatum. Bunting’s
main distinction was that P. hastatum has 6–8 ovules per locule whereas
P. domesticum has only 1–2 ovules per locule. It would appear to be
a strong character but, as I said, I don’t really know P. domesticum at
Behalf Of Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Subject: [SUSPECT EMAIL] [Aroid-l]
P. hastatum is P. domesticum??
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the popular garden site
Dave's Garden. I sent them an email several weeks ago with the
information from Dr. Croat which appeared on this discussion site some months
ago that "P. glaucophyllum" was not a correct name
according to Dr. Croat. You may recall some time ago he and I
had a conversation about "Philodendron glaucophyllum" that led
over onto the Aroid L site where some folks seemed to want
to disagree about the plant name despite what Dr. Croat
had said. At the time he told me in a personal email "P.
glaucophyllum" was a "made-up" name and the correct name was Philodendron hastatum. Now Dave's
Garden has chosen to lump both P.
hastatum and "glaucophyllum" as synonyms of P. domesticum. I don't recall him
saying P. hastatum was a
synonym of anything. Here's their link with the claims. http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/93124/index.html
I told them again Dr. Croat had explained in an email P. hastatum was the correct species name
and they sent back and said they were confident all were the same plant.
Don't look like the same plant to me! Can anyone comment on this?
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