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  [Aroid-l] Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina'
From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.02.21 at 13:40:41(15311)
Interestingly, I have received far more response to my request
for your input on the use of the term 'Santa Leopoldina' in personal email than
an exchange of ideas on this board. I have gathered as much as possible
and now posted it on a permanent page on the website. I also find it of
interest that more than one person appears to feel I should just drop the
subject and let the name 'Santa Leopoldina' be used for any plant in the jungle
with a long blade. Certainly, I make no pretense to be the final
authority. Anyone can call any plant by any name they choose.
Several of us are just curious why so many growers and sellers use
that name for so many different plants? And the list is still
growing. I now have 12 plants on the page and there are more to be found
on the internet.

One writer pointed out since Graf's use of the term predates
either Bette Waterbury or other more recent articles his plant should take
precedence. Does that mean Philodendron spiritus-sancti should
not be the rightful owner? I no longer have his books so I cannot
personally comment.

Again, I invite your comments and will post anyone's comment
who grants permission. I ask you post them here so we all can read
your opinions. Of course, if you'd rather send me a personal note, feel

Steve Lucas

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