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  Re: [aroid-l] Selloum/Bipinnatifidum
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2003.05.09 at 02:18:30(10225)
Dear Susan,

I have been trying to recognize species in the P. bipinnatifidum
complex for at least 6 years and I have learned that the leaves are useless.
There are so many forms, even when you are dealing with wild forms that you
couldn?t say they are the same thing. People used this natural variation to
make cultivars that are more or less uniform in any leafy aspect. But most
material I have seen in the USA are based on the good?n?old Philodendron
bipinnatifidum. Philodendron mello-barretoanum is ocasionally seen, mainly
because it was spread by Roberto Burle-Marx. Philodendron lundii is pretty
rare outside Brazil, despite it is the main cultivated species in Central
Brazil (mainly Brasilia).

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