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  Re: Rhaphidophora Decursiva = Philodendron ? NO!
From: "Peter Boyce" <P.Boyce at lion.rbgkew.org.uk> on 1997.01.08 at 16:23:05(73)

Saw your mail about Rhaphidophora vs Philodendron and felt driven to
put finger to keyboard. Rhaphidophora hasn't been 'retired' in favour of
Philodendron. Both are 'good' genera and are, in fact, not even closely
related (other than both being in Araceae).

Rhaphidophora is in tribe Monstereae along with Monstera, Scindapsus,
Rhodospatha, Amydrium, Alloschemome, Stenospermation and
Epipremnum. Tribe Monstereae is grouped with tribes Spathiphylleae
(Spathiphyllum & Holochlamys), Anadendreae (Anadendrum) and
Heteropsideae (Heteropsis) in subfamily Monsteroideae.
Philodendron is the only genus in tribe Philodendreae and is most
closely related to tribes Homalomeneae (Furtadoa and Homalomena) and
Anubiadeae (Anubias) and probably also linked to tribe Culcasieae
(Culcasia and Cercestis (including Rhektophyllum)), and belongs to
subfamily Aroideae.

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