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Re: Philodendron sp. 'Burle-Marx Fantasy'

  • Subject: Re: Philodendron sp. 'Burle-Marx Fantasy'
  • From: Marcus Nadruz <mnadruz@jbrj.gov.br>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:55:13 -0200


Happy new year!
I did not get that picture, you could resend again? thank you


2013/1/2 Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>

Dear Corey:


I have sent this picture to my friends in Brazil asking them if they know what this plant is.  So far only Eduardo Goncalves has responded saying that he does not know it.  It would be nice to get a “larger” image of this plant. Does anyone know just where in the Amazon region this species was seen?




From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Corey W
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:56 PM

To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron sp. 'Burle-Marx Fantasy'


Tom, I was the one who posted the first bit asking for more information on 'Burle Marx Fantasy' and provided the link. I figured if anyone was interested I would pursue either getting a higher resolution copy of that photo (which would be larger with more detail) and/or follow up with the company to get ahold of the photographer and ask the locality the photo was taken at. I am very interested in learning more about this species as a whole, and I am a researcher so anything to help science LOL.

Hermine - are we talking the same plant? I know there is a 'Burle Marx' (which I don't know much about but it is a large green plant that I'm not sure if it is a species or hybrid) and 'Burle Marx Fantasy'  which is a small, slow growing, grey-green leaf with darker markings on the veins. The photo is right on for my plant, if not a bit more green likely from processing (likely HDR or just trying to make up for low light). This is not the juvenile form of 'Burle Marx', but a completely different plant from the same source. Often when I talk about 'Burle Marx Fantasy' there is confusion for those who haven't seen it, and I hope not to start or continue confusion over it. I don't even know if anyone has even managed to flower it.

Best, Corey

On Dec 30, 2012 6:56 PM, "Hermine Stover" <hermine@endangeredspecies.com> wrote:


I am laughing that you ask my permission!  Please, go and ask, with my blessings....by the way I later got some more Burle Marx from Jerry Horne in  Miami FL. sometimes i bought plants of the same advertised name in order to see if they were really the same. in fact, I still do this. I remember seeing this picture in EXOTICA in the Brooklyn Public Library reference section and having a conniption fit of desire over it. middle 1960's when i was sort of an infant.


Dear Hermine:
I wanted to suggest that we send this to a couple of my friends in Brazil for their comments. Would this be ok with you?
Sorry that I asked about this. I did not realize that I still had the message.  I will, with Hermine’s permission contact my Brazilian friends.

From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [ mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Hermine Stover
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:38 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron sp. 'Burle-Marx Fantasy'
At 01:48 PM 12/26/2012, you wrote:

Does anyone know the history of this plant? I found a stock photo of what looks like this species that may be growing in the wild....


I have grown Burle Marx for years, starting with some small plant I got at Roehr's in New Jersey in the late sixties. something about this photo looks highly massaged, and I do not know if it is colour enhancement or what, since I do not have those fancy programs to do that.  As I recall, many of us plant people in NY and Massachussets who had the greenhouse facilities, grew this plant and many of us got them from Roehr's Nursery in East Rutherford New Jersey, a magical place.

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