Philodendron 'Brazil' is truly Philodendron hederaceum
If you hang around aroids long enough you'll learn something new. Today, I learned something new.
I often have collectors send me a cutting of a plant and ask that I help with an identification. Just over a year ago someone sent me a cutting of a plant they called Scindapsus. There is a genus in Asia known as Scindapsus and I just assumed the plant was a member of that genus. I did a bit of searching at that time but didn't find anything promising. Today I became curious and decided I'd try to find out what it truly is. And to my surprise, all the experts on Aroid l identified it as Philodendron 'Brazil'. And even more surprising, Philodendron 'Brazil' is a cultivar (registered) of Philodendron hederaceum. The same species that now contains Philodendron oxycardium, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron micans, Philodendron miduhoi and a bunch of other names.
This species has confused people for over 150 years and is still confusing me! But I'm trying to understand. If you find it interesting this may help:
Re: Philodendron 'Brazil' is truly Philodendron hederaceum
You are certainly correct Joclyn. The difference that made me wonder what it might be, and if it was something entirely different, was the fact the plant had glossy leaves. Philodendron hederaceum and almost all the plants known by names such as scandens, oxycardium, micans and others have velvet or matte leaves. That threw me for a loop. But, just like all the rest, this is just a variation of Philodendron hederaceum.