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NO! NO! You misunderstood. The plant you have, namely Philodendron brandtianum
K. Kr. never becomes 3-lobed. What I said was the P. variifolium Schott, which
people have mistakenly been calling P. brandtianum for years, is a 3-lobed
Tom Croat, P. A.
Schulze Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
299, St. Louis, Missouri
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[Aroid-l] Wrong name on Philodendron
I just spent an interesting afternoon discussing
what I thought was Philodendron
varrifolium with Dr. Croat. The species I have shown on
my website won the 2005 Best in Show Award at the 2005 Aroid Show using the
name P. variifolium.
Dr. Croat says we've got this one wrong and the actual name is Philodendron brandtianum K.
Krause. Tom says
this is only the juvenile form and the plant will eventually become
tri-lobed. The error apparently dates back to an error in Exotica
3. If anyone has an actual photo of the adult form of Philodendron brandtianum and would be
willing to allow me to post it with credit please let me know. And if
anyone has more information to help make the description more complete I'd
love to hear from you on that as well. Ron Weeks has provided
information in the past and I'd love to get this updated
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