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  What is this plant?
From: Cyndikrall at aol.com (Cyndikrall at aol.com) on 2008.02.07 at 10:18:34(17049)
Anyone recognize this plant? To me it looks like P. goeldii, or a cultivar
there of:


I'm just curious why the high price on this plant. Is it new? Rare?


From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.02.08 at 13:26:44(17052)
According to Joep Moonen who works botanists in the rain forest of French Guiana, Philodendron goeldii is rare. These are his comments:

"In French Guyana the distribution is east from the Kaw Mountains, Comt? river towards the Rio Oiapoque. Obvious that extends to Amap? State, Brazil.

In areas where the species occurs it is very rare.
My specimens come from trees that are fallen and had a goeldii in the crown.

The other Megonostigma, Ph solimoesense occurs al over the forested areas of the Guiana Shield and is less rare but never common. Like goeldii you see them, the big stems often pendant! or curving, in the canopy."

Steve Lucas

From: aroidgrower at verizon.net (John Ludwig) on 2008.02.08 at 14:07:38(17053)
I am not sure exactly how rare this Philodendron is, But I have seen
this seller on eBay list this species before. They had a starting bid
of $99.00 on that previous auction as well.

I was tempted to place a bid because I didn't know of another source,
but didn't.


From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.02.08 at 14:23:42(17054)
Dear Cyndi,

Aloha. I have seen this plant on Oahu being sold as
houseplants at our hardware store...it was under
$10...I have not purchased one myself, since I tend
not to collect hybrids. I have seen it sold under
Philodendron 'Fun Bun' and also Philodendron 'Funny
Bunny'...I could not tell you if these are the
same...they both look like compact selections of
Philodendron goeldii crosses to me. The plants being
sold locally have printed labels and, other than that,
I really could not tell you the history of this plant
or if it will eventually grow as large as the species.

I remember when Philodendron goeldii was called
Thaumatophyllum sprucei... someone tissue cultured it
and it was marketed under the name Philo-scheff on
Oahu...a reference to Philodendron and Schefflera...



From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2008.02.08 at 15:57:52(17055)

This is probably a Ph. goeldii cultivar, don't buy cultivars, only pure species are worth for true aroiders.

Marek Argent

From: pugturd at alltel.net (Brian Williams) on 2008.02.08 at 18:17:24(17056)
It is philodendron Goldii but the middle pic looks to be a schefflera

From: growit7 at windstream.net (Tere Baber) on 2008.02.09 at 07:08:04(17057)
I have what is supposed to be a goeldii, I'll send picts to see if its the real deal.
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From: ExoticRainforest
From: growit7 at windstream.net (Tere Baber) on 2008.02.09 at 07:11:39(17058)
I had a guy from dg request a pict of my goeldii asking was it goeldii or fun bun. so I think they're similar or have unverified names . I'll get my pict on shortly.
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From: John Ludwig
From: Cyndikrall at aol.com (Cyndikrall at aol.com) on 2008.02.09 at 12:39:46(17060)
Thank you all for your opinions on this plant. P. goeldii (the species) is
one of my personal favorites. I have a small one now (I lost some large ones
when I had an illness) and I'm always on the lookout for a larger specimen.
Not interested in the hybrids either. :-)

Thanks again!

From: Cyndikrall at aol.com (Cyndikrall at aol.com) on 2008.02.09 at 12:41:47(17061)
Now I'm wondering if my seedling is the true species or not. I'll send a pic
when it gets some mature leaves on it, and maybe someone will recognize it...


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