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  Current status of Philodendron spiritus-sancti
From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.08 at 20:05:22(11595)
Awhile back there was talk of clonally propagating the
rare variety/species of this aroid. I'm wondering
whether anything came of that, and whether that
specific rare version is still alive in the wilds.

Also, are there any other aroids that are as rare
and/or sought after? Phil. spiritus-sancti seems to
garner the most money every year at auctions.



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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon at hotmail.com> on 2004.06.09 at 12:45:05(11599)
Hi,

Yes, Philodendron spiritus-sancti still can be found in the wild, but
is is pretty rare. For a better acount, take a look at Aroideana, vol. 24,
because I wrote with Rogerio Salviani an article concerning a wild
population of this incredible species.

Very best wishes,

Eduardo.

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From: "hanson, skip" <hanson_skip at emc.com> on 2004.06.09 at 14:06:27(11600)
Eduardo,
Are there any color pictures to be had of this plant ?

Thanks,
Skip

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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.09 at 20:18:56(11601)
http://mpeixoto.sites.uol.com.br/araceae/spiritusancti.html

--- "hanson, skip" wrote:
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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.09 at 20:32:15(11602)
yep, i look forward to reading that article, as i have
ordered that volume, and i'll look into bunting's
original phytologia notes as well.

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.06.10 at 04:14:35(11604)
>From: a san juan
>Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Current status of Philodendron spiritus-sancti
>Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 20:32:15 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Friend,
There is an early Aroideana with good B+W photos of Betty Waterbury w/ plants of this in Brazil back when they got the first plants that eventually became the source of the one auctioned each year in Miami.
There were thoughts of having the plants here put into tissue culture and also the start of a breeding program (with pollination and seed being tried for) based in Miami, I do not know if either of these GOOD plans have moved forward.
Julius

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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.10 at 11:13:38(11606)
Thanks...indeed, i have ordered that volume as well (v
6-1).

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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon at hotmail.com> on 2004.06.11 at 10:57:04(11609)
Dear Skip,

I must have a few color pictures of this, but all published pictures
were not taken by me. You can find a good color picture in the book
"Tropical Plants of Burle-Marx".

Very best
wishes,

Eduardo.

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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.11 at 13:50:28(11611)
here's another good pic from the IAS:
http://www.aroid.org/show/auction_2003/apix/Psanta.jpg

--- Eduardo Goncalves wrote:

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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 2004.06.11 at 21:11:00(11613)
Where can I find info on the habit and habitat of this plant? It is quite the Philo. Can you just grow this thing in a bright window?

Rand

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From: "Leslie R." <leslier55 at excite.com> on 2004.06.14 at 06:20:58(11617)
You could probably grow it in a western facing window. I grow mine under flourescent plant lights and it grows very well there.Leslie RuleColumbia, MO

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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.14 at 09:15:37(11619)
Hi:

you are one of the lucky few who have this species?
did you buy it at one of the auctions?

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From: hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2004.06.14 at 09:40:07(11620)
At 06:20 AM 06/14/2004, Leslie R. wrote:

You could probably grow it in a western facing window. I grow mine
under flourescent plant lights and it grows very well there.Leslie
RuleColumbia, MO

to paraphrase George Burns, fluorescent lights are what G-d would have
used, if he could have afforded it.

never did i grow such perfect plants! as under lights.

hermine

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From: "Leslie R." <leslier55 at excite.com> on 2004.06.15 at 07:44:25(11622)
No, I actually received it as a seedling from a kind man in Florida. It's still a juvenile, but growing well and each new leaf grows bigger and more into the adult-type form. I love watching Philos grow from baby into adulthood. I've raised Philos from seed and find the process fascinating.Leslie RuleColumbia, MO

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From: a san juan <kalim1998 at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.15 at 08:20:06(11623)
that would be a first since i'm not sure anyone has
managed to see it to seed yet - at least the form that
is given out on auction. someone can correct me here
if i'm wrong.

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