firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 2:59
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Is Philodendron
bipennifolium formerly known asPhilodendron panduriforme?
Since I began this discussion on my own website I've been hit with a
fair number of emails telling me I'm "dead wrong" and Philodendron panduriforme is just an old
name for Philodendron bipennifolium.
Others try to tell me the plants are almost identical with the exception that P. panduriforme has rounded upper lobes
and P. bipennifolium has pointed
upper lobes. And still others helped point me to the correct
answer. I've spent quite a bit of time corresponding with a number
of experts and today recieved from Julius Boos in West Palm Beach a copy of volume 9 of the
International Aroid Society's journal, Aroideana. In that journal is a photo of
the the real Philodendron panduriforme
taken by Dr. Croat.
If you wish to see photos of both species and read all the
information I've collected so far click on this link.
Sometimes old beliefs die hard among plant collectors!
My thanks to Julius Boos for his help in tracking down the photo
of P. panduriforme.
I've now updated the link on the website with several new color photos of Philodendron bipennifolium and the
black and white photo from Dr. Croat of Philodendron
panduriforme. I hope to soon have photos of the fully
adult form of P. bipennifolium
from Joep Moonen in French Guiana.
We collect and grow many rare and
exotic tropical plants and orchids. Take
the "Rainforest Tour" at:
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