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  P. adamantinum--NO
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.07.12 at 02:53:28(14423)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:17 PM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : [Aroid-l] Philodendron adamantinum?

Hi There,

Quite a few years ago many of us on this aroid-L page, including Brian, made
an import of seeds that were sold from Brazil as being from several species
of rare Philos. from the Meconostigma group, I ordered seeds of P.
saxicolum, others ordered seeds of many others including P. adamantenum.
ALL of the seeds sold as being from the Meconostigmum group, INCLUDING
those said to be from P. adamantenium, grew to be P. bipin.`s, NONE sold as
being from the Meconostigma group were anything else! Some seeds sold as
being from the vine-like Philos seemd to grow as what they were sold as.
Brian, in good faith, sold juv. plants grown from seed labeled as P.
adamantenium as being P. adamantinium, but at adulthood all, to the best of
my knowledge, grew to be P. bipinn., including the one that was (or is) on
the MOBOT site listed as being P. adamantinium. I did inform MOBOT of what
appeared to be an error in I.D. on this photo, and posted a note to this L
on the 'problem' with the South American seller of seeds.
I believe that Ron has answered the one about the second Philo. species
reported by Dr. Croat.

Good Growing,


From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.07.14 at 08:10:36(14428)
I received some seedlings from someone who ordered various Philo species
from this company in Brazil, and after growing them out, all but one seem to
be nothing but normal-looking selloum. I would not buy seeds from that
company, they appear to be selling seeds of common Philos and saying they
are more rare species.
Not cool!

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