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  Philo. 'S. Leo.'-Historical record?
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.02.26 at 02:49:07(15361)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Monday, February 26, 2007 3:20 AM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina'

Dear Don,

An excellent note of the historical record concerning these confused plants,
this should be archived and noted by all involved in this debate. "Santa
Leopoldina' (the name of a Brazilian town or region?), according to your
research, was used early on by Graff for what is today believed to be P.
superbum or a similar species, but certainly NOT what today is P.
spiritus-sancti.
At this point, the use of the name 'Santa Leopoldina' for ANY Philodendron
should be a moot point, the name has no scientific validity, it never had,
as you clearly point out, and was pointed out in an earlier note to aroid-L
by Russ Hammer.
Dr. Goncalves' (I forget his co-authors name, forgive me) article in
Aroideana says all that was needed to be said or explained. Eduardo added
to Dr. Bunting`s incomplete note, describing and giving Scientific legitmacy
to the name P. spiritus-sancti as the correct name for a very unique
species, and by describing fertile material, and adding a description in
Latin. This SHOULD put the issue to rest, but I BET it does not!

Good Growing,

Julius

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