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  Philo I can't ID!
From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2009.01.21 at 13:10:09(18946)
I need some help, again!

I have a Philodendron species which was acquired in 1997. Thetag has vanished so I have no idea where I got it or any information onthe origin. This Philodendron was acquired in2007. I have no idea of the source nor any info on the origin of thespecies. The largest blade measures approximately (15cm) 6 inches. Adaxial leaf surface (upper surface) is sub-glossy, the abaxial surface(underside) is matte. Petioles appear canaliculate (C shaped) for thelength of the axis, roots are reddish and the Philodendronappears to grow as a terrestrial species showing no indication ofwanting to climb. No other info is currently available. If you cansuggest a species name I would appreciate the assist. If I can find anID I'll wire a tag on this time!

You can see enlarged photos here including detailed images:

http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Philodendron%20unknown%20no%20info.html

Thanks a bunch!

Steve Lucas

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From: "Elizabeth Campbell" <desinadora at mail2designer.com> on 2009.01.24 at 06:52:50(18964)
Steve, I can't help you with a name, but I've seen it around Mindo and Nanegalito, and in the Pacto-Gualea corridor. It's definitely a terrestrial.

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From: brian lee <lbmkjm at yahoo.com> on 2009.01.25 at 11:50:10(18973)
Dear Elizabeth,

Aloha.

In your recollection of this species, what was the size of the plants and do you recall any inflorescences? Any photos of mature specimens to share? Any ecological notes or associated species that come to mind?

I've been enjoying your posts on aroid-l, I'll be in touch. Just very busy lately.

Aloha,

Leland

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From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2009.01.25 at 14:27:01(18976)
Thanks Beth. I suspect this one isstill in the juvenile stage and won't truly begin to present itselfuntil it grows even more. I've already moved it to better light andwill continue to increase the intensity as spring approaches. If youget to the Mindo or Nanegalito area or the Pacto-Gualea area pleasetake some good photos of the major plant surfaces so I can compare themwith this plant. Sometimes these things just won't climb until theygrow out of the juvenile stages.

Steve

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