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Re: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum, P. saxicolum.
From: "Susan Bryant" coops at execpc.com> on 2005.03.03 at 13:13:18(12757)|
Good for you to save it! And thanks for the photos, they are very
good. Your Z. aethiopica 'Green Goddess' looks a little odd, but that
is the fun of the Zs.
> One that we are growing is Philodendron corcovadense.
> I believe it is native to southern Brazil. I had seen
> this growing in a yard of a house near Leu Gardens for
> 20 years. It is a self-header that grows 2-3ft tall
> and survived the 20F freeze in 12/89. Some stems froze
> back, some were only defoliated. It is like a small
> version of P. bipinnatifidum but with entire leaves.
> It even has that odor that P. bipinnatifidum has when
> a leaf is cut or broke off. I drove by that house one
> day and it was being renovated. The Philos were in a
> pile in the driveway. I stopped and asked if I could
> have them and they said yes. I "rescued" them and
> planted them out at Leu Gardens. I have never seen
> them for sale, hopefully they can get into tissue
> culture. Here is a link to a photo;
> Eric Schmidt
> Botanic Records
> Harry P. Leu Gardens
> 1920 N. Forest Ave.
> Orlando, FL. 32803 USA
> USDA Zone 9b
> ph. # (407)-246-3749
> fax # (407)-246-2849
> --- Julius Boos wrote:
> > Dear Friends,
> > Well, after a miserable failure to obtain these and
> > other 'smaller'
> > self-heading species of Philodendron by ordering
> > seed from the S. American
> > source ( as far as I can determine, most if not all
> > of the seeds sold as
> > being these species have grown to be P. 'selloum'),
> > I am putting out a call
> > to all you members, lurkers, Botanical garden
> > growers, etc. in an attampt to
> > locate specimens of these and any other
> > 'minature'/smaller species or vars.
> > of the arborescent / "self heading" Philodendrons.
> > I have seen P.
> > saxicolum 'in the flesh', also the TRUE minature P.
> > selloum, and so am very
> > interested in seeing a P. adamantinum, if there is
> > any garden or individual
> > out there with specimens of this or the other
> > species mentioned, or one that
> > I do not already know about, please contact me on my
> > e-mail at ---
> > >email@example.com<
> > Thanks, and good growing!
> > Julius Boos,
> > WPB,
> > Florida.
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