To All Interested in Philodendron 'Xanadu':
I did an on-line literature search for Philodendron (using First
Search) and found one reference of interest. This plant has a U.S. patent
under the name 'Winterborn.' Check the abstract regarding the origin. It is
not a hybrid, just a selection. If you are interested in pursuing this,
below is the information necessary to find the article:
AUTHOR: Winterbourn, V.L. Winterbourn, B.M.
TITLE: Philodendron Winterbourn.
SOURCE: Plant patent - United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Sept 12, 1989. (7030) 1 p. plates.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C. : The Office.
DATE: 1989 0912
PUB TYPE: Article
PUB AGENCY: US Imprint, not USDA
NAL CALL NO: 156.65 P69
SUBFILE/LOCAT: DNAL IND
ABSTRACTS: A cultivar of Philodendron Selloum having more and smaller
leaves, withe a red spadix.
Paul M. Resslar
Professor of Biology
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599