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  Philodendron distantilobum
From: Lewandjim at aol.com on 2000.11.26 at 18:24:30(5702)
Is anyone growing or do you have personal experience with Philodendron
distantilobum? If so, would you please communicate with me privately at:

From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2000.11.27 at 19:57:44(5704)
Dear Jim:

Back is the 1980's a Philodendron appreared in Tissue culture named
'Spider'(TC labs don't care about scietific names or correct ID) or
something like that from a Lab called Ceres 2000. The plant had very
little leaf lamina, only the veins of a leaf. My recollections of it are
now a little vague, but when I first started growing it from tissue
cultures I mistakedly thought it was self heading and would make a good
6" pot or hanging basket. It was Dr Monroe Birdsey who recognized it,
and identified it as P. distantilobum for us. It was a slow vining thing
when it matured due to th efact that it had very little leaf blade. I
eventually phased it out as it was inconsistent as a horticultural item
although a great curiosity due to its narrow divided leaves. We held
onto several large specimens of it. Unfortunately, the nursery was run
over in 1992 by a hurricane and those pieces which we had held onto did
not survive the total devastation of all the Greenhouses. Sorry I can
not supply you with any of this unusual Philly... I'm sure someone down
here in South Florida must still have a piece growing up a tree. As I
said above it was a slow inconsistent grower and it could have died off.

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens, Inc.

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