Well Steve, per our private discussion as to the
true identity of the elusive species P. mandaianum, or hybrid P. X 'Mandaianum',
the latter of which is pictured and described in Exotica and Tropica
(Graf), and other sources as well, Tom's reply of 'no such name' is most
I don't know where to go from here. Can
anyone out there help with our dilemma. Graf describes this Philo as a
hybrid, he even lists the parents as P. domesticum X erubescens, and calls it
the first Philodendron hybrid in the US,
1936. Graf calls it the 'Red Leaf Philo', selected by Manda as
having the darkest red coloring, perhaps from a number of seedlings
from the same cross.
Steve Lucas has an all green Philo that came
to him named P. mandaianum. I have received an all
green Philo from a separate source with
this name. This cannot be the Philo Graf knew as P. X 'Mandaianum',
which he described and pictured in his reference books.
I'll have to find some info about the P. smithii
that Tom mentions.
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 11:48 PM
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron
Steve: There is
also so just name as P. mandianum (or whatever you were calling that thing
that looks like P. smithii).