COSTA RICA CROTON WANDERINGS-THE MANY FACES OF PHILADELPHIA

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    “Type Q, 2-1/2" x 7", - Generally one side lobe is pointed and the other rounded. Ground color is bright green. Generally the midrib is irregularly margined yellow and leaf dotted and splashed yellow. A very effective oak leaf. Never shows any red traits.”

    REF: Paper prepared by Wm. A. Geiger in collaboration with Mr. Christian of the Christian Nursery, Mr. Van der Lean and Mr. George L. Peacock. p.13.

    “Rather small, brilliant yellow leaves of oak leaf type.”

    REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group 1, Common Varieties, p.2.

    NOTE: For some additional interesting reading and WIKI FORUM banter entitled “IS IT PHILADELPHIA?” and posted by CRAZY FOR CROTONS...please ctrl+click on the link below:

    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?786-Is-it-Philadelphia&highlight=PHILADELPHIA


    Fotos #1 thru #4…closeups for Ann :D. The PHILADELPHIAS I normally run into in my “wanderings in-country” will also often display a red to purplish petiole.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos # 5 & 6…PHILADELPHIA: two more closeups for Ann. :D Check-out all the “freakish” lobes this variety can throw at you…both pix are from the same plant.

    Foto # 7…PHILADELPHIA: often confused with LYRATUM

    Foto # 8…LYRATUM aka LYRATA: often confused with PHILADELPHIA
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Foto # 9…PHILADELPHIA: I invite you to click on this foto in order to really appreciate this little gem

    Foto # 10 & 11…PHILADELPHIA: open shade, no direct sun 24-7
     

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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos # 12-13-14…more looks at PHILADELPHIA
     

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  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos # 15-16-17...We’ll wrap up this pictorial contribution with a three (3) foto workup of the same exceptional cultivar. NOTE: That’s ANDREANUM behind the PHILADELPHIA.
     

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  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Don Rofberto -

    Great pics showing very obvious (now) differences between Philadelphia and Lyratum
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Robertico, GREAT photos as always, showing the salient characteristics of Philadelphia.... and Lyratum! I love your thoroughness at showing the closeups and the whole plant. Thanks to you and Randy for identifying my plant too.:D
     
  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the photos Robert. Being born in Philadelphia, this croton is special to me.:D
     

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