Re: Aroid Plantmen
- Subject: Re: Aroid Plantmen
- From: "derek burch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:28:01 -0400
The articles that Enid and I did for the
June Newsletter were attempts to stimulate more on this type reminiscence
(perhaps of a more serious nature than mine) –but, rather as
expected, there has been no follow up. The medium for publishing in an archived
form Newsletter and Aroideana) does exist. Now we need more people to join in
Gardens was Bob Wilson, not Bob McColley,
who was active in the Apopka area at Bamboo Nursery, and introduced a number of
philodendrons, including such gems as Prince of Orange’. After his death, his wife Cora
continued his work if my memory is correct. Glasshouse Works attributes Anderson’s Red to
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appreciated the information given to us on this list by A. Sunjian with respect
to Philodendron ‘xEvansii’ and Philodendron ‘Soledad’.
However, I want to know more about the “Plantsmen” in the
Aroid Plant Family. We can read about the old timey Botanist (e.g. Schott
and Engler & Kraus), the Botanists of our life time (e.g. Cecil Prime and
Monroe Birdsey), and the current Botanists. But how about the Plansmen?
is the story of Anderson’s Red
(Philodendron) and of particular interest would be Bob McCauley of Fantastic Gardens
fame in Miami?
What other Plantsmen should we know about? How about famous Plantsmen in Australia, the UK,
etc.? What cultivars or hybrids are they responsible for?
for one, would really appreciate anyone taking the time to either write this
down or tell me where I might otherwise find it.
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