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  [Aroid-l] Chaos in Monstera names
From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.06.30 at 19:42:43(18021)
Dear Pete,

Aloha and mahalo for posting these descriptions. It will be very helpful toward straightening out the questions surrounding the so-called dwarf Monstera varieties in cultivation.

Now, are you familiar with any ex-situ collections that have vouchered living plants of both of these species to compare? From the descriptions, it appears that the so-called Monstera pertusa are all Rhaphidophora tetrasperma...not Rhaphidophora pertusa...at least the ones I have seen. I am not familiar with the other Rhaphidophora you listed, so I cannot make a judgement as to the similarity, or not, of these species to the dwarf plants in question. Can any of these be confused with Rhaphidophora tetrasperma in the sterile condition?



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