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  Re: P. cv winterbourn "Xanadu"
From: Tom Croat <croat at mobot.org> on 1997.01.28 at 02:41:23(246)
Neill: I just looked at a photograph of Philodendron 'Xanadu' and to me
it really doesn't look much like P. subg. Meconostigma but you could be
right. Philodendron subg. Philodendron does have interpetiolar
squamules but they are quite tiny and ephemeral, usually falling off
soon so that you don't even see them. The sap of Philodendron is a
turpenoid, I think, smelling quite a lot of turpentine. That scent is
rather uniformly present in Philodendron but there is a similar scent in
some other genera as I recall but I really can't remember which.
Homalomena is related to Philodendron but it usually has a scent of
anise in the New World tropics.
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