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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.01.04 at 15:52:46(10982)
I was wondering if anyone was growing any of the shingling Ficus species
other than F. pumila? Or for that matter, any other shinglers OTHER than ones
from Araceae or Marcgraviaceae? Thanks for any help.. Michael Mattlage

From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2004.01.04 at 20:03:43(10983)
At 6:52 PM -0500 1/4/04, RAYMOMATTLA@cs.com wrote:

I was wondering if anyone was growing any of the shingling Ficus species
other than F. pumila? Or for that matter, any other shinglers OTHER than ones
from Araceae or Marcgraviaceae? Thanks for any help.. Michael Mattlage

The only ones I can think of are a couple of species of Dischidia,
and perhaps a few ferns where the rhizomes are somewhat overlapping,
providing a home for ants, though the fronds still stick out. I'd be
interested in hearing what other plants exhibit this shingle type
growth habit. There may be a couple of Begonia species, but the
leaves aren't appressed to the substrate the way theu are in these
others.

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From: Adam Black epiphyte1 at earthlink.net> on 2004.01.05 at 04:58:16(10984)
Jonathan Ertelt wrote:

The only ones I can think of are a couple of species of Dischidia, and
perhaps a few ferns where the rhizomes are somewhat overlapping,
providing a home for ants, though the fronds still stick out.

Another Asclepiad, Hoya imbricata, grows as a "shingle plant" . There
may be other species of Hoya as well that have this growth form as well.
Anyone know of any? Do some of the flat leaved epiphytic cacti count as
shingle plants? From some pictures in habitat, I have seen some cactus
species that grow tightly against trunks and branches of trees,
different from how they are typically grown in cultivation.

Adam Black

From: "Ron" ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2004.01.05 at 05:29:56(10985)
As an Aroid, does Monstera dubia fit as a shingling aroid? Ron Kessler

-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Jonathan Ertelt

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From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2004.01.05 at 08:54:04(10987)
Monstera dubia is a member of section Marcgraviopsis and is definitely a
"shingler" in the juvenile phaze.

Tom Croat

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From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2004.01.05 at 09:11:32(10988)
Selenicereus wittii, from the amazon, which was
depicted by margaret mee. this is actually the only
cactus in the world that spends part of the year
submerged by the floodwaters. apparently not easy to
cultivate and only a few bot. gardens in the world
keep it.

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From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2004.01.05 at 21:27:27(10991)
Hi Michael. I have a Dischidia that is obviously a shingle plant, have lost
the name, but has round cupped
leaves about an inch across.

Russ

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