It does look like there is a small mystery about it as well - and I had thought it was pretty clear cut that the Disney corporation had a hand in its creation, and that Bill Evans had used P. speciosum and P. bippinatifidum (because it certainly looks like evansii looks like a cross between the two)....
--- On Thu, 7/3/08, brian lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: brian lee <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Origins of Philodendron x evansii
To: "Discussion of aroids" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 1:23 PM
Aloha...good to hear from you.
Congratulations in advance for working on the Meconostigma site. I do not know
hybrids...Julius or Ron can comment much more on the history and
parentage of the crosses. Philodendron x evansii... Derek Burch may be able to
comment on this name...
I am looking forward to the revised site... and I'll be happy to help if I
can on the species.
--- On Thu, 7/3/08, a san juan <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: a san juan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Origins of Philodendron x evansii
> To: "Discussion of aroids" <email@example.com>
> Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 4:43 AM
> Hi all,
> I am reorganizing the meconostigma site so it has more
> articles (in english similar to the leafcutter ant site i
> maintain, because my malay is not deep enough to write very
> well in that language), and am hoping to put together a post
> in the meconostigma site about the origins of P. x
> Here's pics of that plant:
> Here is what I know, please correct me if i am wrong...
> This hybrid is from P. speciosum and P. bipinnatifidum.
> It was "discovered" or "created" by
> Bill Evans, one of the major historical figures in Disney
> I have heard rumors that this plant has become native in
> certain areas, which i doubt, but you never know.
> If anyone has anything top add, please chirp in, I'd
> appreciate it.
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