Julius Boos wrote:
> Dear friends,
> Thanks to the kindness and competence of Scott Hyndman, the photos that I
> had taken of Philodendron tortum Mayo & Soares (in press), also known as the
> 'spider' Philodendron at Albert`s and Merkle`s Nursery in Boynton Beach can
> now be viewed at the following site---
> Between Scott, Denis and myself we hope to soon be able to say exactly where
> the ORIGINAL plant that was tissue cultured at the lab 'Ceres 2000'
> originated, and if there were more than one plant used in the tissue
> culture/propagation, perhaps a fine-leaflet and a thicker-leaflet
> In the set of my photos, you will notice a plant with a 'juvenile leaf that
> looks VERY much like the leaf of one of Brian William's plants, this species
> seems to produce some juvenile-looking leaves on some of the small plants
> when grown from cuttings. The 'claw'/cataphyl/prophyll which attends the
> most current leaf on mature plants of this species is visible in one
> photograph, unfortunately it is not clear in other scans, so if anyone for
> scientific purposes needs to view this structure, I can send them a photo
> via snail mail.
> Hopefully this site and the photos, some sent in by friends, will help to
> clear up any confusion that remains concerning the identity of this most
> attractive and interesting Philodendron species.
> Any errors or omissions are mine, so please direct any personal comments to
> me at---
> Julius Boos