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  'New' commercial aroids in pots
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.12.17 at 15:01:32(14951)
Dear Friends,

In my job I recently came across two new-to-me vining aroids grown and sold
by commercial growers in S. W. Florida, and bought in quantity in hanging
pots/baskets by a large hotel in the area. One has a dark, broadly cordate
purplish-green leaf w/ cream spots, but what is most remarkable to me is the
texture of the leaves, thick and almost rugose, which reminds me of
something akin to Philo. rugosm! I`d like to grow it to adult size!
The other has cordate leaves w/an attenuate point(long extended point or
tip), the remarkable thing is a broadish lime-green stripe down the center
of each regular-green leaf and down to the end of the long 'point' at each
leaf`s end.

Anyone (Denis, Ron, Scott??) have any idea on what genera these belong to??

Good Growing.


From: "Harry Witmore" <harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2006.12.17 at 18:47:56(14953)
The second one is a patented Philo called Brazil I believe.

Harry Witmore

From: "Enid" <enigo at bellsouth.net> on 2006.12.18 at 00:56:19(14958)
The first sounds like Piper ornatum. Looks like a vining Philo from a
distance and has recently shown up in Tissue culture and seems to be at many
foliage growers lately.


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2006.12.18 at 03:24:37(14959)
The second plant you described sounds alot like the plant going around as Philodendron 'Brasil'. However It seems to be quite common in cultivation so Im sure its not what you are talking about. Both sound really exciting though. Has definately peeked my curiosity!
BTW, has anyone seen the plant Rhodospatha "jet streak" in the USA? I know its sold occasionally in Australia but never seen in here.
From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2006.12.18 at 20:23:06(14962)
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probly bought it from us and are growing it for themselves. It is a neat

Bill Rotolante

From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.12.18 at 23:28:53(14963)
I think 'Brasil' is not so new cultivar, I saw it in a magazine in 2002,
here's the scanned photo:


Marek Argent

From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.12.18 at 23:44:38(14964)
Rhaphidophora cryptantha looks very similar
to Piper ornatum.
David Scerberich has a photo in his
From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2006.12.20 at 18:47:01(14969)
Marek: Could this not just be a form of Rhaphidophora aureus? Tom

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From: Bluesea <chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.12.21 at 18:17:37(14977)
'Brazil' does not appear to be a
Rhaphidophora. It seems to be a form of P. hederaceum (scandens),
From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.12.21 at 23:35:43(14984)
Tom, look at the cataphylls. This is a Philodendron.


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