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  Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron stenolobum
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.07.02 at 21:18:54(13101)

Sent : Saturday, July 2, 2005 7:40 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron stenolobum

Dear ALl,

I still do not think you guys understand what is being said--- ALL these
photos that are being discussed, plants with the longer narrower ruffled
leaf blades, the long FLAT leaf blades, the slightly shorter leaf blades
with or without ruffles, slightly longer lobes, slightly shorter lobes, ALL
are variations from different collections throughout the range of P.
stenolobum, a range FAR distant from where TRUE P. williamsii occurs. NONE
of the plants being seen or discussed are a different species OR P.
williamsii. Leaf shape or leaf lobe shape/length play a VERY minor role in
the determination of species. ALL the plants pictured and being discussed
should or will have barrel-shaped gynociums (not flask-shaped as in P.
williamsii), ALL will have only 7-8 locules (not 11-12 as is found in P.
williamsii) and all will fall within the anterior leaf blade ratio of P.
stenolobum, so ALL will be classified as P. stenolobum, NOT another species,
and NOT P. williamsii. If it rings your bells, or makes them more
expensive/easier to sell, knock yourself out and give them 'cultivar' or
'var.' names, but this only confuses the issue further.
Read and understand Dr. Goncalves recent postings.

Good Growing!


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