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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2002.12.05 at 14:41:44(9679)|
A few answers for your questions:
1. Yes, Philodendron melanochrysum is the same thing as P. andreanum. They
were described for the same plant, adult and yong. As far as I remember, P.
melanochrysum is the name to be used.
2. I checked the only reminescent of Koch?s material of Philodendron selloum
and it is the same as P. bipinnatifidum, as Mayo noted almost 10 years ago.
However, there are two species commonly traded as P. bipinnatifidum, that
are P. lundii and P. mello-barretoanum. There will be an article I wrote on
this subject (P. bipinnatifidum complex) for the forthcoming Aroideana.
3. It is possible that P. radiatum and P. elegans are the same thing. I
think Tom Croat already checked on it before. (Any commnets, Tom). The other
two species (P. tortum and P. distantilobum) are well distinct and
recongizable. I have not seen P. pinnatilobum.
I hope it helps,
Hello, Iam interested by identifying aroids,and I would like to|
have some informations about some of them... First,I'd like to know if
Philodendron Andreanum and Philo Melanochrysum are two different species or
not? Secondly,I often see Philo selloum and Philo bipinnatifidum used to
designate the same plants,but in some books(Exotica,...) and on some
internetsites with pictures, they are designated as two different
species.(I know also there are many different varieties) And what about
Anthurium holtonianum,clavigerum and panduratum:1,2,or 3 species? I have
also a lot of difficulties with a group of plants called philo
laciniatum,florida,florida compacta,pedatum,radiatum,...:I own 4 different
plants from this group and can't easily put a name on them(except
pedatum)...and I've seen others in some european Botanical Gardens,where
they really couldn't answer me enough to satisfy me(answers were sometimes
contradictory). I understand some are perhaps hybrids with !
pedatum,squamiferum,...But nothing is very clear! A last interrogation:I
think Philo angustisectum and elegans are synonims(isn't it?),but what
about Philo tortum,distantilobum and pinnatilobum?These 3 last names
designate 3 different plants or not? ,and if well,how can you distinguish
them (by another way than by flowers!) Can someone answer some of my
questions? I would be very glad to receive some experienced
informations... And... sorry for my poor english!(My native tongue is
french...) A belgian aroider: Daniel Arnould,Rixensart,Belgium
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