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Re: Is it Philodendron cataniapoense?

  • Subject: Re: Is it Philodendron cataniapoense?
  • From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 21:19:59 -0500

Dear Lengyel:  

	Why is this not just Philodendron tripartitum (Jacq.) Schott

Tom 

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Lengyel Ferenc
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 9:41 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Is it Philodendron cataniapoense?

Hello,
I have a Philodendron which I found to be similar to Philodendron
cataniapoense, but I'm 
not sure abouts its identity. How could I verify it? This plant is not a
result of a botanical 
collection, I found its parent in one of my workmate's office so it
might never be determined 
exactly. It was dying in a vase for a long time. It grew distorted
leaves (unopened, curled, 
yellow spotted, deformed) for some 2-3 years. I wanted to throw it out
as I was afraid that it 
has some virus in it. But now it seems to be all right. When surfing the
Internet I met 
Philodendron cataniapoense on aroidpictures.fr and I think that my plant
looks quite like 
that.
So my plant looks like this:
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814906.jpg#3

the leaves are tri-lobed, about 16cm (6.5 inch) long from the base of
the blade to the tip of 
the middle lobe and about 22cm (9 inch) wide from the tip of one lateral
lobe to the tip of the 
other one:
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814908.jpg#3

base of the blade looks like this (note that the leaves are really
lobed, not compound) :
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814902.jpg#3
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814901.jpg#3

the petioles are striated:
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814910.jpg#3

the base of the petiole is slightly compressed:
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814903.jpg#3

new cataphylls have few (very few and tiny) extrafloral nectaries (on
the cataphyll of the 
freshest leave has two tiny drops of nectar right now):
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38815189.jpg#3

Cataphylls are deciduous, the stem has a diameter of about 11mm (little
less then half an 
inch).

Abaxial surface of the blade:
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814904.jpg#3
http://img0.tar.hu/lengyelf/img/38814905.jpg#3

So, any idea what it can be? I hope that it's not a cultivar or
hybride...

Thanks for any info!
Ferenc Lengyel

P.S. for the moderator: If the too many links make my letter confusing
then please return it 
and I'll edit it. 



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