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  Spathiphyllum 'Alfa'
From: Pieter Colpaert pieter_cactus at yahoo.co.uk> on 2003.11.14 at 08:25:00(10800)
I'm new on this group. I am Pieter Colpaert from Belgium and I'm a
master student in bio-engineering.
For my thesis, I am working on the genetics for flower induction of
Spathiphyllum cv. 'Alfa'. And I am still looking for some additional
information on this plant to use in the introduction.
I do know that this is a hybrid between Spathiphyllum cv. 'Daniel' and
Spathiphyllum cv. 'Pallas'. But does someone here know what botanical
species these cultivars are made of? I think S. floribundum and S.
wallisii are among the ancestors. Am I correct? Or are there still
others involved?

From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2003.11.14 at 20:02:07(10801)
Peter: I suggest that you contact Ron Iles at roniles@eircom.net or Jake
Henny at RJHENNY@mail.ifas.ufl.edu They are the only ones likely to know
this taxon.


From: "ron iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.11.14 at 23:45:49(10804)
Hi Pieter!

Wouldn't it be good to know the parentages (pedigrees!!!!) of all these
wonderful modern Spathiphyllum hybrids? I hope to respond in serious fun
this week. You are in EUROPE. So have you living accommodation for >fifty
of the 45 or so Spathiphyllum "species"?



From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.11.15 at 06:16:23(10808)
May I add my 2 cents of scepticism in matters of cultivar parentage........
I think the quest for parentage in modern cultivars in hybrid complexes is a
futile excercise. Most of this kind of knowledge is part of the industrial
secret of companies who produce these CULTA, NOT TAXA, TOM CROAT!!........
:-), or did you forget my presentation in St. Louis some 7 years

From: "Dany Hervelle" bs246466 at skynet.be> on 2003.11.16 at 08:00:10(10813)
Hi Ron and friends

About your collection of spath,maybe Genevieve Ferry,from the nancy bot
garden,in France could be interesting to grow them...hey have there an
interesant aroid collection and i know that she ,who is responsible of the
aroid collection,grow them with both love and serious.If they can go
there,i am sure they will be fine!
Just a though of course..
best regards


From: "ron iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.11.16 at 13:42:08(10815)
Thanks for the kindness Dany!

If you get Genevieve (what a lovely name) to contact me or send me privately
her email. Elle parle anglais? Mon francais est pauvre. Merci mon amis.
Seulement deus semaine e puis les temps est tres tres mal. Je suis puis


From: "Dany Hervelle" bs246466 at skynet.be> on 2003.11.16 at 18:00:15(10817)
Hello Ron

Thank for your email

I have write to Genevieve today to wonder her if she can take your plants
there.I wait her reply.The problem is that she don't talk english....I can
send you his private email if you want it anyway,or made the translation (or
try!)because my english is poor also!
Let me know

From: "ron iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.11.16 at 19:07:15(10818)
Hi Dany,

Thanks! I can answer any personal questions if you write to me at

I do not know if it helps but you can get free on-line machine translation
across many languages including French by using the on-line translation
service web sites such as "World Lingo". We always understand your English

Best Wishes


From: Pieter Colpaert pieter_cactus at yahoo.co.uk> on 2003.11.18 at 16:00:31(10830)
Thanks for the hints and the contact adresses.

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