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  Philodendron melinonii
From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2007.08.22 at 20:33:51(16133)

I'm looking for any information possible on this plant. Joep Moonen sent me this specimen about 8 months ago. It is Philodendron melinonii. There is almost nothing available in print about it! Dr. Croat has two short paragraphs about it in one of his journals. I'm trying to find out anything possible such as max size, growth forms, how it grows, anything! If anyone has the scientific description, I'd love to have that!!

I'm copying this to Joep as well so if any of you know anything please let me know. I'm not going to burden Tom with this one for now since he is about to leave for Ecuador! I'd like to post this one on my website and will gladly give credit to anyone who can provide good information.


Steve Lucas

From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2007.08.23 at 01:14:34(16136)
Got this note from Michael Mahan. I sent him the response thinking he had sent it through Aroid l. So I'm sending it to everyone since some may find Leland's information useful.

Steve Lucas

From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2007.08.23 at 19:17:59(16144)
If it will be useful, here are some photos of Ph. melinonii:

Marek Argent

From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2007.08.24 at 07:20:30(16153)
Thanks for all the responses, both via Aroid l and privately, regarding my request for information on Philodendron melononii. I received far more help on this one than expected! I now have the article posted on the net for any of you not familiar with the species. Several of us have been wondering privately why this species has not gained more popularity since it is quite fantastic! Its not rare in nature, but apparently very rare in collections.


I'd like to thank publicly Leland Miyano, Jonathan Ertelt, Julius (as always), Enid, Brian Williams, and Ron Weeks for their valuable help. Dr. Croat, although he is gone to Ecuador, is always a great help due to his writings and eagerness to help. And especially my thanks to Russ Hammer. I don't give Russ enough credit but he deserves it! Russ edits the majority of my articles for the internet and often puts me back on track when I get stuck on some "side road". And a great big public thanks to Joep Moonen for sending me the specimen! This one is going to be spectacular!

Hope you find this one interesting enough to cause you to want to add the Philodendron to your collection!

Steve Lucas

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