RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron X macneilianum
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron X macneilianum
- From: Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
- Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 18:08:45 -0600
I am amazed that I never noticed this thing in Exotica. I
found it on page 189 of Exotica III published in 1963. A skillfull breeder
could cross most of these species I think but if records are not kept it would
result in chaos. This is where a registration system for the IAS is
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
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
IAS Board member
On 19/11/2005, at 1:53 PM, Thomas.Croat@mobot.org wrote:
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is, so far as I know, unpublished and presumably associated in some way with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.
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