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  Brazil seedling pics
From: pugturd at alltel.net (Brian Williams) on 2007.08.02 at 13:49:06(16054)

Here are some pics of the Philodendrons seedlings I grew out form that
Brazilian seed order a few years back. Most of these were under
different names some were suppose to be forms of Selloum but I think
most are either forms of Selloum (bipinnatifidum) or hybrids. I have
never grown out so many philo seeds to get so much diversity. I did get
4 vining forms of philos from that order that did grow out. Most if not
all look identical and though not all were true to their named tagged
they were forms I had ordered.

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From: philofan at philodendron.org (Tom Vincze) on 2007.08.02 at 17:28:01(16056)

That's quite a variety, Brian.

I have one of your Brazilian p. saxicolum seedlings which I think are
from those same batches. I think it's another one of the selloum
forms like you show here. I am curious if the leaves will change with
further growth.

Tom Vincze

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From: rhweeks at attglobal.net (Ron Weeks) on 2007.08.03 at 08:18:26(16059)

The seed I received produced the same diversity Brian found. I threw most
of them out after growing them to up to a 6" pot size and kept about 10
that showed some potential to be different. My selections have less
division in the leaf blade and almost white veins with a blush of red on
the back of the leaf. Several flowered this spring. All the inflorescences
had spathes shorter than the spadix and produced a fragrance unlike any
other philodendron I have encountered. They might just be forms of
bipinnatifidum but I suspect they are hybrids. Perhaps the attached photo
will explain it better than I do.

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:49:06 -0400, Brian Williams

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From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2007.08.03 at 10:54:43(16060)
Dear Philodendron enthusiasts,

Aloha. I have been seeing a great deal of hybrids
that originate out of Brazilian ex-situ collections.
I suspect that because they still have native
pollinators, these collections will probably hybridize
in a promiscuous fashion with a whole range of
variation of whatever is around and compatible
genetically. Unless great care is exercised during
pollination, hybrids in these collection may be
expected. I have seen a Philodendron adamantinum
photo in Roberto Burle-Marx's collection that is a
possible hybrid...if one did not know the species
variations, this could be passed as a pure species.
It remains beautiful, but it would differ from a
vegetative propagation of the described species. This
is just one example...

Aloha.

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