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Re: [aroid-l] Epipremnum

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Epipremnum
  • From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce@myjaring.net
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 17:56:28 +0700

Hi Derek

Delighted to put something together.

Jade, Marble Queen, etc, etc are all selected cultivars of E. aureum.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Derek Burch" <derek@horticulturist.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Epipremnum

> Peter, a very loud and enthusiastic 'YES' to something on Epipremnum for
> Aroideana.  I am hoping that I can get Volume 27 put together in late
> spring so that, with the usual delays, the issue may be out in time for
> the show and sale in the fall. (Note to anyone panicking at seeing that
> number - Volume 26 is teetering on the edge of being ready - proofs are
> out, and I will stay on top of corrections - what I am doing here is
> soliciting for next year to anyone who feels inclined ...)
> Could you clear something for us now? Are the cultivars "Jade" and
> 'Marble Queen" a part of Epipremnum aureum? My impression in growing
> them, as has come out before in these discussions, is that they have a
> "feel" to them that suggests that they are not. (Excuse me for getting
> technical!) They do seem to flip-flop from green to white variegation
> and back - or perhaps it is more that Marble Queen often goes green, but
> Jade rarely goes variegated.
> Jade couldn't work for E. aureum, of course, if Jade and Marble Queen
> are distinct from E. aureum. If the Jade/Marble Queen pair are out of
> the running, do we even have a green plant that has come from E. aureum
> (green or variegated), in the trade as a selection - a requirement if it
> is to have a cultivar name? As you well know,you can't go popping a
> cultivar(CULTIvated VARiety)name on a plant in the wild. The definition
> is quite strict. 
> One more point(repeating what has been said in previous discussions),
> our green ones in Florida don't appear to bloom any more often than the
> gold, for whatever reason.
> The business of having the name attached to a 'weird' form, commonly
> grown in the trade, while a more normal creature exists in the wild is
> not unique to this case. If I remember correctly, there is a
> Clerodendrum whose diagnosis was based on double-flowered material, with
> a single form now known from the wild. And something similar came up
> with Erythrina variegata, but I have not dug out details on that
> recently. There must be many more.
> Well, yes, all very suitable for Aroideana, I think. I will watch my
> mail.
> Best wishes,  Derek

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