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  Philo. xanadu/Trademark Names
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.11.29 at 02:17:59(14876)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, November 28, 2006 3:38 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids"
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names/Aroid book

It was the other way around--Dr. Croat, who wrote the actual description of
Philodendron xanadu Croat, Mayo + Boos, decided to us the 'patented' name,
"Xanadu", as the specific name of this new Philodendron, which belongs to
the group of 'self-heading' species the Meconostigmas, since it was already
so well known and widely used in the commercial horticultural trade, where
millions are sold every year, all originating from tissue culture.

I hope that this clears things up.

Julius

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