Dr. Eduardo G. Goncalves|
Universidade Catolica de Brasilia
Curso de Ciencias Biologicas
Sala M-206, QS 7, Lote 1, EPTC
CEP 72030-170, Taguatinga ? DF, BRAZIL.
Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] 'Santa Leopoldina'-last comment
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 03:48:41 +0000
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Saturday, February 24, 2007 5:50 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina'
Well put, well said, Russ, ESPECIALLY paragraph two! I am in total
agreement, but wish the 'Santa Leopoldina' could just be diminished or even
dropped, as has little or no 'legitimacy' since the publication of P.
But I BET this does not put and end to the 'debate'!! :--)
Based on the photos I've seen of P. spiritus-sancti ('Santa Leopoldina')
and all the other philodendrons erroneously called 'Santa Leopoldina',
there can be no mistaking the real thing based on the strikingly narrow
leaf blade length to width ratio. To my mind the only philodendron that
can legitimately be called 'Santa Leopoldina' is the one the Brazilian
locals have endeared with this name for perhaps centuries. And that
plant is P. spiritus-sancti.
There is no argument whatever to be made regarding 'first publishing
rights' of the name 'Santa Leopoldina' since it is not a scientific name
under the control of botanical nomenclature.
In any case, those who have labeled these various species and hybrids with
the name are in error, including Graf. The name 'Santa Leopoldina' comes
originally from the Brazilian people of the P. spiritus-sancti habitat,
they coined it for this particular plant, so it cannot be placed on any
other philodendron. I do understand there are a couple of forms of
spiritus-sancti with minor physical differences, such as reddish reverse.
But almost without exception, the philodendrons being erroneously called
'Santa Leopoldina' have little physical similarity to the real
spiritus-sancti, and can be dismissed very easily.
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