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  Philodendron?? maybe Heteropsis
From: Brian Williams <pugturd at alltel.net> on 2007.07.02 at 14:54:04(15924)
Well I have had this in my collection for a few years. It is a very odd
aroid and I have had to experts look at it both telling me philodendron
unknow species. I did get a two species names for it and I have the
names on a sheet of paper I cannot seem to find. Now I don't usually
question the experts but after looking through aroideana Vol 9 I found
this picture of a plant listed as Heteropsis melinonii which looks
almost exactly like this plant. Something about it tells just seems
different than any other philo I have grown hard to explain but if you
grow enough you seem to notice the differences. I am wondering if this
is a philo and if so how to tell it from the Heteropsis? This group
Heteropsis if similar to this species seems like a extremely interesting
group to grow.

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.07.02 at 16:39:38(15927)
Dear Brian:

This looks like Philodendron chinchamayense a member of section
Pteromischum.

Tom

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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2007.07.02 at 19:16:24(15929)
Speaking of the genus Heteropsis, is anyone growing any of the species? Im with Brian in that I think it would be a really interesting group to grow. Not the most beautiful of Aroids but certainly an oddity!
Michael
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