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On the Meconostigma collections of Longwood Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania, USA

Longwood Botanical Gardens itself is one of the best public botanical institutions I have ever visited. The outside gardens were very well maintained, but the architecture of the conservatory was even more striking and magnificent, with tall columns covered in green and flowing water everywhere accentuating the healthy plants that draped, drooped, rose, and clambered and climbed all over the buildings.

A short note on the origins of Philodendron 'Soledad'

There are certain hybrids in the trade that used to be widely circulated or well-known but are not currently widely available. They seem to linger on mostly because of their beauty to avid collectors of the group, and layers of mystery sometimes surrounds their original heritage and history. Such is the case with Philodendron 'Soledad', which is frequently compared in forums and websites to the equally gorgeous Philodendron 'Evansii'

On the Origins and History of the 100 year old Imperial Philodendron at the San Francisco Conservatory (coming soon)

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is the oldest existing public conservatory in the western hemisphere, and the centerpiece of its collections is a magnificent 100-year old eleven meter long Philodendron speciosum.

On the Origins and History of the Royal Hybrid Philodendron 'Maharlika'

After years of aroid watching, there are very few aroids that still engender in me at first glance a sense of wonderment and beauty akin to that very first time I saw in the distance a huge Alocasia in the early 1990s, and yet I remember staring slack-jawed at a picture posted by LariAnn Garner of Aroidia Research at the UBC Botanical garden Forum in June of 2009.

A Rare and Wonderful Discovery: The Hunt for Philodendron petraeum

Sometimes there are rare and wonderful discoveries to be found even in the most unlikely of places. On June 28, 2005 I visited the New York Botanical Garden to take pictures of any and all aroids that featured this life habit. Out of the dozens of pictures of aroids that I took, one of the most interesting was an arborescent specimen with large beautifully glossy triangular leaves. Unfortunately, the specimen was labeled as being an unknown Philodendron.

On the trail of Robert Chumley's Philodendron 'miniature selloum'

The world of plantsmen is a slow one, a glacial undertaking that seems to have little to do with the fast-paced, inter-connected world of today. But it is one that is filled with fascinating history, and one where hidden treasures may often lurk undiscovered or unremarked. Such may be the case with the meconostigma that was called Philodendron 'miniature-selloum'.

On the Origins of Philodendron x evansii

The huge beautiful ruffled leaves of Philodendron x evansii has always attracted the attention of aroid lovers and laymen alike. Indeed, the path to my obsession with the meconostigma aroids was paved by my visit to Huntington Gardens in California in 2005, when we chanced upon several grand specimens of this aroid, one in full bloom.

How I Became a Meconostigma Nut

I think obsessions sneak up on you. They don't just appear, fully-formed, and change your life forever. They appear first as innocuous events in your life, perhaps even trivial incidents that seem less than ephemeral, then blossom slowly like an enormous flower.

On the murky history of Philodendron xanadu
(from Exotic Rainforest website)

In this archived page from the Exotic Rainforest website by Steve Lucas, Steve uncovers the murky history of Philodendron xanadu.

On the reconstruction of the natural hybrid Philodendron 'Marijke'
(from Exotic Rainforest website)

In this archived page from the Exotic Rainforest website by Steve Lucas, Steve explains how the natural Meconostigma hybrid Philodendron 'Marijke' came to be reconstructed for distribution in the horticultural trade.

On the confusion regarding Philodendron williamsii vs P. stenolobum
(from Exotic Rainforest website)

There had been much confusion regarding the identity of many specimens labeled as P. williamsii, but which were actually P. stenolobum. In this archived page from the Exotic Rainforest website by Steve Lucas, Steve shows how to separate one from the other.

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