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From: "Ertelt, Jonathan B"
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron melinonii & mystery Anthurium
> Steve et al.,
> Pardon my responding to both your inquiries under the second subject
> heading. The mystery Anthurium infructesence (sp?) looks like it could be
> A. gracile. It would be nice to see more of the plant, but this species
> certainly can look like the photo.
> As for P. melinonii, I will be able to check more carefully once I'm with
> my materials at work tomorrow, but I do believe that there are some
> illustrations of it, maybe in the Aroideana that was like a field guide of
> Araceae known at the time from Colombia (if I'm remembering correctly -
> was that vol. 8 or 9?) It can have very short internodal growth, and large
> leaves, much larger than your photos illustrate - heavy petiole and blade
> maybe a foot to 16" wide 2' to 30" long. I have to look in my notes and
> references, but that's what I recall.
> It's a start - I'll try to find and then send more tomorrow.
>> I'm looking for any information possible on this plant. Joep Moonen sent
>> me this specimen about 8 months ago. It is Philodendron melinonii.
>> 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
>> 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
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