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  Philodendron identification question.
From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2002.04.30 at 09:07:56(8683)
I have a Philodendron that was labelled pastazanum, with almost round leaves
to about 1 1/2 feet , dark green with light green reverse, white midrib and
main veins. IS there a pastazanum? The similarity in
name to P. pastulatum made me wonder, but, like John S., I don't know what
it looks like.

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From: Krzysztof Kozminski kk at kozminski.com> on 2002.04.30 at 11:44:11(8686)
On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Clarence Hammer wrote:

> I have a Philodendron that was labelled pastazanum, with almost round leaves
> to about 1 1/2 feet , dark green with light green reverse, white midrib and
> main veins. IS there a pastazanum? The similarity in
> name to P. pastulatum made me wonder, but, like John S., I don't know what
> it looks like.

A good source to check the species' names is Mobot's Tropicos database
here:

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From: araceae at earthlink.net on 2002.04.30 at 11:47:17(8688)
>I have a Philodendron that was labelled pastazanum, with almost round leaves
>to about 1 1/2 feet , dark green with light green reverse, white midrib and
>main veins. IS there a pastazanum? The similarity in
>name to P. pastulatum made me wonder, but, like John S., I don't know what
>it looks like.

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From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2002.04.30 at 14:25:00(8692)
Thanks for the come-back, Dewey. Unfortunately, I haven't hooked up my
scanner yet, then I'll have to learn
how to use it (computer-challenged). So no pic available at the moment, but
will post it as soon as I can.

Russ.

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From: Neil Crafter golfstra at senet.com.au> on 2002.04.30 at 19:27:29(8693)
Clarence
Philodendron pastazanum (K.Krause) is a true species and the name is correct.
This plant is featured in the new book on the Tropical Plants of R.Burle Marx.
There is a description and photograph there. From the photograph it looks very
much like a plant I have that came from Michael Pascall and labelled as
P.plowmanii. Michael - any comments? Do you have this book? Its well worth
having as it has a big section on Philos, some 56 pages.
cheers
Neil Crafter
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From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2002.04.30 at 21:34:30(8695)
Thanks for that information, Neil. I have heard of 'The Tropical Plants of
Burle Marx', but had no idea
of the large Philodendron section. Now it is a 'must have' for me!

How big are leaves of P. gloriosum? My pastazanum looks the same (except
larger?).

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.05.01 at 07:45:55(8699)
Just a note from a 'non-Philo.' person---a couple years ago I was asked by a
friend who owns a BIG commercial nursery to help ID a beautiful Philo. that
he had lots of plants of, someone had collected in E. Ecuador. I sent
photos to Dr. Tom Croat at MOBOT, and he very kindly I.D.`d it as the
species being discussed! The name of the Nursery is 'Boynton Botanicals',
Mike is the owner.

Julius

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