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  Philodendron elephantissimum
From: Greggy6392 at aol.com on 1999.11.22 at 04:39:05(3849)
Dear aroiders,
Is there anyone who can provide me with the authority
and natural distribution of Philodendron elephantissimum, if indeed such a
plant exists (it may be a synonym). A plant labelled as such has been
growing in our tropical collection for a number of years but I can find no
reference to it anywhere.

Alan Gregg

From: Neil Crafter golfstra at senet.com.au> on 1999.11.24 at 15:52:43(3859)
Dear Alan As a Philodendron collector I have a reasonably extensive
library of articles, extracts, references,etc and after going through them
last night, could find no reference at all to P elephantissimum, and I
have never heard of it myself. The nearest name I could find was
P.elaphoglossoides, which was reduced to synonomy under P.heterophyllum.
This was in the original Index Kewensis with an original published
reference of Schott,Syn.Aroid,80. This is probably not much help. Perhaps
Dr Croat can enlighten us if he has ever heard of P.elephantissimum. My
suspiscions are that it is one of those names that has been invented /
misspelt / corrupted from something quite distinct. What does the plant
look like? Perhaps a photo sent to the Aroid ID page may allow us to have
a look and see if it can be identified. regards Neil

Neil Crafter

From: Aloe1023 at aol.com on 1999.11.25 at 16:28:46(3860)
I haven't heard of this either, Neil. I also think it's a corruption of
another name,
but would be interesting to see a picture if that's possible.

From: Piabinha at aol.com on 1999.11.25 at 23:58:48(3866)
is it possible there is a P. elegantissimum?

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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