1. covered in grayish powder: describes plants or fruit that are covered in a grayish, whitish, or bluish waxy or powdery substance
2. grayish green or blue: of a dull grayish green or blue color
[Late 17th century. < Latin glaucus "blue-gray, green" < Greek glaukos]
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To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:39 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Emailing: Epipremnum amplissimum ????
The name glaucophyllum cannot be found as a Philodendron on any scientific data base. Dr. Croat spent a great deal of time helping me learn about Philodendron hastatum almost three years ago. That species if variable and has several forms often known by a variety of names. The name glaucophyllum appears to have originated with A.B. Graf, but is not a scientific name..
At 11:11 AM 7/24/2008, you wrote:
Marek, the plant in question is not the same as the 'glaucophyllum'-type Philo. I have both, and this plant is physically different in many ways, leaves are more narrow, silvery color is darker (more burnished), and I have never had this develop into the larger plant that the 'glaucophyllum'-type matures to which is commonly called 'Silver Sword'.
my opinion is you are right about the name not being glaucophyllum and it is a gorgeous plant.
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