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  Re: [aroid-l] Selloum/Bipinnatifidum
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.07.18 at 17:28:51(10408)
Dear Derek,

The name DID ring a bell, but I was unable to 'pull it up'! Old age is no fun! :--)>
Please give my very best to Myles!
If you could be so kind, please check out the 'stem' of these strange-smelling Philodendrons, true P. bipinnatifidium is said to have smooth stems w/ NO intravaginal squamules (the spine-like structures found at the interniodes), while P. mello-barretoanum is said to be THE one w/ these spine-like structures very well developed, which would make ALL the P. 'selloums' sold in Florida this species. If in bloom, pics of the spathes (and details of spadices) would be great also, the locally grown P. 'selloum' here has a large (+- 24") mainly green spathe.
Oh how I wish I were able to take you up on your kind offer, I have not visited the UK in 44 years! I still remember Kew and the British Museum.
See you soon!

The Very Best,


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