IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  RE: [Aroid-l] Unknown Philo from hawaii
From: "Tom Croat" Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2006.08.26 at 02:48:41(14561)
Dear Russ:

depends on if you are really talking about elements of Philodendron hederaceum
or if you have something else. P. micans and P. miduhoi are certainly
synonyms. There are vaguely recognizable subspecies which I treated but
you would scarcely notice the differences. Alternatively you must
remember that you may be seeing only two or three varients of something that is
infinitely variable throughout its range. Collect a plant from Mexico,
Nicaragua, Colombia and Brazil and take them back to Florida and you might be
able to distinquish each of them indefinitely but remember that if you
collected from all the populations throughout the range of the species you
would be hard pressed to find any way place where you could draw the line
between one population and the next. That is the nature of evolution and
also the nature of horticultural elements that you are looking at only small
bits of a spectrum. Now, of course it is also possible that you really
are dealing with misdetermined plants.


Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.