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  Re: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum, P. saxicolum.
From: Eugene Hoh hohe at symphony.net.au> on 2005.03.08 at 18:36:02(12779)
hi Julius,

And that reminds me of a page I saw recently on LariAnn Garner's Aroidia website, featuring Philo sp. "Dwarf Speciosum" (for which ID is requested...) which they're using for breeding - I wonder if it's the same plant. It has slim rambling stems, small blunt leaves with wavy margins, and bright reddish orange berries (unusual colour for Philodendron fruit?). Here are links:

http://aroidiaresearch.org/dwfspec.htm

http://aroidiaresearch.org/fruits.htm

Also - re. P. adamantinum in Hawaii:
In photos of Leland Miyano's garden near Honolulu (I've never been there - only seen pics, looks amazing - e.g. in William Warren's The Tropical Garden, Thames&Hudson 1991) you can sometimes see an unusual small Philo whose leaves have rather few lobes and look somewhat leathery. It resembles a drawing of P. adamantinum foliage in Simon Mayo's 'Revision of Philodendron subgenus Meconostigma' (Kew Bulletin 46, 1991), but I think some of the lateral lobes on the Miyano plant might have a secondary lobe or two. ( If Leland Miyano is still a practising landscape architect, perhaps it won't be too difficult to contact him? )

Hope this is useful.

cheers
Eugene

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