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Re: [Aroid-l] "minature" M. deliciosa??
From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist at malesiana.com> on 2007.02.05 at 14:15:23(15228)|
Dear Julius and All
In the 90s while working on Rhaphidophora
I investigated the so-called miniature form of M. deliciosa in
cultivation in Europe (and as named in Birdsey's Cultivated Aroids as 'Dwarf
Ceriman') and these plants were without exception Rhaphidophora
tetrasperma from Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand.
At the time Josef had a large one flowering in
Munich and it was from here that I obtained inflorescences to confirm the
generic Id. Material from this clone was later used by one of my students Tam
Shey May for molecular work on the Monstereae and embedded in the
Rhaphidophora clade as sister to R. nicolsonii from Pen.
Malaysia while M. deliciosa (one of she outgroups) remained clustered
with Stenopsermation and a Rhodospatha. Thus morphologically
(ovules/seeds) and on molecular (trn-l/trn-f) the European
'Dwarf'Deliciosa'is a Rhaphidophora.
----- Original Message -----|
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 5:42
Subject: [Aroid-l] "minature" M.
> Dear All,> > A question--what is the status of the
existence of a true 'minature' clone > of Monstera deliciosa, and what,
it it does exist, are the measurements of a > MATURE leaf of this
mimature?????> I THINK I remember a discussion on this back when we
exchanged ideas about > the non-existence of the 'red-varigated' clone of
the same species which, I > believe, turned out to be a
photo-shopped/modified picture of the > white-varigated variety of this
species.> I THINK I recall someone saying that the common and BIG clone
of this was a > selection from the wild, and if one went back to the area
where this plant > occured in Coastal Mexico, one would have difficulty
in finding such a large > clone, most wild plants of this species were
substantially smaller that the > big one we see everywhere in
cultivation Worldwide.> Any information would be welcome!>
> Good Growing!> > Julius> > >
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