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  Philodendron williamsii. It isn't what
From: ju-bo at msn.com (ju-bo at msn.com) on 2008.04.20 at 14:23:59(17429)
> From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com
> To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:30:55 -0500
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Philodendron williamsii. It isn't what mostcollectors think!

Dear Fellow Aroid-lovers,

It is just sad that the mislabeling of plants so dear to us continues, and that these plants, in spite of correct information being easily available, are still being sold using the incorrect identifications, and so perpetuating these silly errors. Hopefully the sellers will learn, or the buyers will be intellegent enough to search for and find the correct information on their new plants true identities, and change the labels.
To all out there, Graff`s books were and still are wonderful pictoral records of rare plants, but the indentifications are WAY outdated, and almost all are now, after all these years, completely inaccurate from a scientific point of view.
For recent, updated information, please refer to Leland Miyano`s list of recently published literature (below) on these species in question, (at least to P. stenolobum) and to Steve Lucas' excellent work on both P. stenolobum AND P. williamsii, his pages on these and many other Aroids incorporate most if not all the most recent information and updates on the names, and what these two species actually look like, and where they occur in nature, also great historical information.
In trying to understand the reluctance of some to accept the correct and updated names, we must not discount the fact that there is still an active ''Flat Earth Society" out there, and people are still debating that all space flight, man on the moon, etc. are all false, and created by the Goverment to fool us. Also, there are some who believe that the dog did not evolve from the wolf, that God in His wisdom created the dog, giving it His name spelled backwards.
"There are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see".
Some collectors will continue to put what names they are accostomed to and ''like'' on their plants, we may not be able to change some, but MUST keep trying! That Steve`s pages, which offer correct information to collectors are available on line is, I am certain, gratifying to science.

Good Growing,


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