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  Wrong name on Philodendron variifolium
From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.03.18 at 15:57:59(15433)
I just spent an interesting afternoon discussing what I
thought was Philodendron varrifolium with Dr. Croat. The species
I have shown on my website won the 2005 Best in Show Award at the 2005 Aroid
Show using the name P. variifolium. Dr. Croat says we've got this
one wrong and the actual name is Philodendron brandtianum K.
Krause. Tom says this is only the juvenile form and the plant
will eventually become tri-lobed. The error apparently dates back to an
error in Exotica 3. If anyone has an actual photo of the adult form of
Philodendron brandtianum and would be willing to allow me to post it
with credit please let me know. And if anyone has more information to help
make the description more complete I'd love to hear from you on that as
well. Ron Weeks has provided information in the past and I'd love to get
this updated now.

Here's the link to the newly updated page:

http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Philodendron%20variifolium%20pc.html

Steve Lucas

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From: Bluesea <chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2007.03.19 at 08:36:00(15438)
Variegation is sure pretty on the juvenile
form of this Philo, Steve.

At P1 L1, 'deflex(l)um' error is within a quote, didn't know if you
left that in on purpose.

Also, check brandtianum at P2 L3, P4 L1, P3 L3.

Check variifolium at P5 L2.

Hope the cool nights are over for the year, even cool during yesterday
and today with wind chill factored in, sweater weather.

Later, Russ

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.03.19 at 12:58:08(15445)
Steve:

NO! NO! You misunderstood. The
plant you have, namely Philodendron brandtianum K. Kr. never becomes 3-lobed.
What I said was the P. variifolium Schott, which people have mistakenly been
calling P. brandtianum for years, is a 3-lobed plant.

Tom

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.03.19 at 14:52:01(15448)
Well, the cat is out of the bag! So let me take this
opportunity to thank Russ and all the people on this forum that help out with my
little website project. I think Russ intended to send this message to me
personally but didn't realize he was responding to Aroid l.

Russ often edits what I write. Actually, Russ edits just
about everything I write! I just put stuff on the computer screen and he
makes me look good (well, better). But my site has become a project with
the input of a lot of aroiders and I'd like to thank everyone I can remember at
this moment. Dr. Croat is top on the list, he corrects the bad names on my
photographs and sends me information I'm chasing all the time, sometimes
numerous times in a day. We all owe Tom a great deal for his patience
with all of us.

Dr. Eduardo Gonçalves has also provided an invaluable amount
of information. But there are others who help me all the time. Often
daily. Along with Dr. Croat, Julius Boos has become my personal botany
professor. Enid Offolter sends me photos and information every week.
Then there's Joep Moonen. I couldn't make it through a day without an
email from Joep. And there are lots of others including John
Criswick, LariAnn Garner, Brian Williams, Leland Miyano, Windy Aubrey and
many, many others.

My goal from the beginning has been to provide as accurate
information as possible in an easily understood format. I'm sure you all
know there is a lot of junk information on the internet. My website
project started out as just a personal way to document my own collection but the
crazy thing has taken on a life of its own. I sit here daily answering
emails from people who want to know something about their plants. Half the
time I have to check what I'm about to say with one of the people I've listed
above. We are now receiving approximately 1000 hits per day which I find
phenomenal for a little home grown plant site.

I'd like to invite any of you who have something you think I
need to address, especially errors, to tell me what needs to be fixed. I
try to read every exchange on this forum so I can glean information to add to
the site. My collection is not enormous but I've got over 300 pages up
right now. And it grows daily with at least 100 plants to photograph and
document. Feel free to tell me what you know I need to fix. You will
not hurt my feelings.

I'd like to make this the best possible site for tropical
plant lovers on the net. And I owe a great deal to all of you who have
graciously given me help along the way since the project started 15
months ago. You'll find an invitation to join the IAS right at the top of
the homepage. I have no idea if anyone has joined as a result but that is
the absolute least I can do in exchange for all the great information members of
the IAS provide.

My thanks to you all!

Steve Lucas

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.03.19 at 15:02:31(15449)
Got it! Thanks Tom. I'll make the correction on
the site.

Steve

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.03.19 at 15:27:18(15450)
Dear Steve:

You are very welcome for the
thanks and it is nice to hear that your site is so successful. Don’t forget to
correct the error about Philodendron brandtianum NOT being 3-lobed ever.

Tom

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.03.20 at 23:46:08(15456)
My pleasure Tom. Your willingness to help all of us
learn is very much appreciated. And I corrected the error within seconds
of receiving your email.

My continued thanks, and I'm sure I can say it from
everyone!

Steve

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