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  I have a question about Monsteras
From: Regina Roper <roper7342 at hotmail.com> on 2019.03.25 at 01:46:54(24150)
Hi, I have a rookie question about Monsteras. Several of us have been arguing about the names of plants.

I am hoping someone with actual scientific knowledge can settle this argument.

Apparently, the only scientifically ACCEPTED name for the plant Monstera deliciosa is...Monstera deliciosa. And there are several synonyms, including Monstera borsigiana and Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana.

But several people I am arguing with believe that Monstera borsigiana is actually a different plant from Monstera deliciosa, not that they are the same plant with synonymous names.

They also apply these names to the variegated forms.

It is my contention that there are only THREE forms of Monstera deliciosa: the plain green form of that name, the green and white albo-variegated form, and the yellow and green variegated aurea-variegated form. And that 'Thai Constellation' is just a name stuck
on to sell more plants.

It has been whispered that possibly Dr. Thomas Croat is writing/has written a scientific revision of the genus of Monstera, but that it has not been published.

I am hoping someone can address my question.




From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2019.03.25 at 02:18:12(24151)
I will be interested to see the answer on this from the taxonomic horticulturati. While not an aroid, I have a variegated sport from a Hibiscus hybrid (H. syriacus x H. paramutabilis, which already has the cultivar name ‘Lohengrin’. It is a triploid and apparently infertile. Do I get to give it a new cultivar name? Apparently they seem to do this with hostas all the time.

Don Martinson



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