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  Re: Philodendron Mello-Barretoanum
From: golfstra at cyvox.net.au on 1997.05.12 at 13:37:29(737)
eduardo gomes goncalves wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> I don't have the book here, but "Philodendron mello-barretoanum
> G.M.Barroso" is, in fact, one of the different forms of the old and well
> known P. bipinnatifidum, with hard and long intravaginal squamules
> ("spiny-trunk"), a very divided leaf blade. This form occurs in the state
> of Goias and I have seen some plants of it in the wild. It is quite huge,
> climbing up to 10m in the host tree. Well, I'm not shure about it, but I
> think that you can buy some seeds of such "species" from Alvim Seidel,
> here in Brazil. I don't have the Seidel's list of Philos anymore, but
> certainly someone in aroid-l will check on it and contact you again.
> Hope it helps,
> Eduardo.
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