Thank you very much Neil for your effective
assistance. Have you information on Mr MacNeil?
Thank you also dear Dr. Croat for your
intervention, also Hans.
I appreciates much the role of the
forum which makes it possible to exchange, throughout the whole world, our
problems with our Aroids.
Receive all my gratitude.
Geneviève Ferry ,
Nancy , FRANCE
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 1:19
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron X
Hope you are well. AB Graf's Exotica lists "P.
x mcneilianum (F. species no.1 x selloum), selfheading plant with large
leaves almost triangular, deeply lobed and wavy; basal lobes staghorn-like,
'cold' resistant." F. species No. 1 is described by Graf as "Fosters
species No.1', or "P. cymbispathum according to Barroso".
Hope this helps a
little. I have a photo I can scan for you if you don't have a copy of Exotica
handy. The copies I made were from an edition of Exotica at least 25 years old
so I'd say the hybrid has been around a fair while.
I have another
reference from a botanical encyclopaedia (unfortunately my photocopies of the
Philo section didn't record the book) that says that
"P.macneilianum has large, wavy, deeply lobed leaves
broadly-tringular-ovate in outline". It says it is of the same parentage
as P. fosteranum which has parents being P.bipinnatifidum and P.
Would seem that parents are P. cymbispathum and P.
bipinnatifidum and presumably Mr MacNeil did the crossing. The second article
spells the name differently with an 'a', and presumably this is the correct
spelling. Hope this helps
IAS Board member
On 19/11/2005, at 1:53 PM, Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
Has anyone ever heard of this hybrid
called Philodendron X macneilianum? It is, so far as I know,
unpublished and presumably associated in some way with someone named
Macneil. All I know about it at present is that it is being called
this in Paris. If anyone has any more direct information on this
please let me know./fontfamily>