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  Re: Rhaphidophora Decursiva = Philodendron ?
From: Endangered Species <especies at ix.netcom.com> on 1997.01.08 at 08:16:23(71)
At 06:36 PM 1/7/97 -0600, you wrote:
>I finally made a visit to The Huntington yesterday. The drive from
>San Diego to San Marino wasn't nearly as bad as I'd expected :).
>
>They had a plant that was very similar in appearance to a Monstera
>Deliciosa, but the slits were deeper (almost all the way to the
>center) and there were no holes. Another difference was that the
>infructesence was a very pale blue, almost grey, and had a smaller
>diameter than I would have expected of a M Deliciosa of that size.
>I couldn't find a label, so I called today and asked for an id.
>I was told that it was a Rhaphidophora Decursiva and that they come
>from South East Asia. I immediately started looking for info on the
>web, but all I could find was a mention in the IAS pages that
>Rhaphidophora had been retired in favor of Philodendron (if I'm
>reading http://www.mobot.org/IAS/genframe.html right).
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