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From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.06.10 at 01:00:02(17821)
All the information posted on this forum regarding my photographs of the spathe of Philodendron sagittifolium has now been reviewed by aroid botanist Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Dr. Croat has added significant information to the webpage in addition to that provided by Julius. Additional input has been provided by Leland Miyano.

If you care to read the information on the production of a Philodendron spathe and spadix and see all the photographs in an organized fashion, the webpage is here:


My sincere thanks to Dr. Croat for taking the time to provide input as well as review my material. I do appreciate as well the assistance of Julius and Leland.

Steve Lucas

From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.06.10 at 06:51:31(17823)
Dear Steve,


I am not clear on the origin of your plant of Philodendron sagittifolium. Is this the Central American clone or the Florida, house plant clone? I ask this because hybrid Philodendron are often spare in their pollen production. I am curious to see if you can photograph the pollen threads as they stream out of the male flowers at anthesis...you can see them emerging. If you do not see this happening, perhaps it would be prudent to photograph a true species of Philodendron, with collection history, to document. I hope that your plant does produce the copious pollen...but in case it does not, maybe this is the situation. Good article and a good series of photographs.



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