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  Philodendron Mello-Barretoanum
From: pmdes at iafrica.com on 1997.05.08 at 18:09:52(728)
Dear Aroiders
In the book "Tropical Gardens" by William Warren is on page 136
a selfheading philodendron which I was told by a friend is P. Mello-
Barretoanum. Could anybody confirm this and would anybody know where I
could purchase one of them.
Many Thanks
Peter Wunderlin

From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.05.08 at 22:00:19(729)
Dear Peter,

I don't have the book here, but "Philodendron mello-barretoanum
G.M.Barroso" is, in fact, one of the different forms of the old and well
known P. bipinnatifidum, with hard and long intravaginal squamules
("spiny-trunk"), a very divided leaf blade. This form occurs in the state
of Goias and I have seen some plants of it in the wild. It is quite huge,
climbing up to 10m in the host tree. Well, I'm not shure about it, but I
think that you can buy some seeds of such "species" from Alvim Seidel,
here in Brazil. I don't have the Seidel's list of Philos anymore, but
certainly someone in aroid-l will check on it and contact you again.

Hope it helps,

Eduardo.

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From: golfstra at cyvox.net.au on 1997.05.12 at 06:37:29(737)
eduardo gomes goncalves wrote:
>
> Dear Peter,
>
> I don't have the book here, but "Philodendron mello-barretoanum
> G.M.Barroso" is, in fact, one of the different forms of the old and well
> known P. bipinnatifidum, with hard and long intravaginal squamules
> ("spiny-trunk"), a very divided leaf blade. This form occurs in the state
> of Goias and I have seen some plants of it in the wild. It is quite huge,
> climbing up to 10m in the host tree. Well, I'm not shure about it, but I
> think that you can buy some seeds of such "species" from Alvim Seidel,
> here in Brazil. I don't have the Seidel's list of Philos anymore, but
> certainly someone in aroid-l will check on it and contact you again.
>
> Hope it helps,
>
> Eduardo.
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