Philodendron 'Glorious'

Accepted:

Yes

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Accepted, pending publication.

Published in:

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Released Year:

1975

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Hybrid

Originator:

Keith Henderson

Namer:

Michael Pasqual

Seed Parent:

Philodendron gloriosum

Pollen Parent:

Philodendron melanochrysum

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

This plant is a hybrid of Philodendron gloriosum and P. melanochrysum done in the 1970's by Keith Henderson however is it not certain which one was the seed parent or the pollen parent. It is speculated that the seed parent is P. gloriosum based on the dominant P. gloriosum traits in the progeny.

Name Origin:

This cultivar is a hybrid of Philodendron gloriosum and P. melanochrysum done in the 1970's. The name is a play on the species name P. gloriosum and it goes in line with the some of the other hybrids of similar origin like P. 'Majestic' and 'Splendid'.

Growth Habit:

It is a climber though it often slides off the climbing support and scrambles over adjacent plants or other objects. Plant has been observed to grow mature leaves even without climbing much or by just scrambling over substrate.

Leaf Blade:

Leaves are comparable to Philodendron gloriosum's but relatively narrower with an acute tip and an overall darker blade with brightly contrasting white midvein and primary lateral veins. In older leaves the major veins turn a green paler than the blade. The petioles show slightly raised white striations similar to P. gloriosum. Cataphylls remain as netted fibers for a few of the top most leaves.

Bloom and Fruit:

Not observed yet.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This plant is unlike any other cultivar in cultivation today and is most similar to one of its parents, Philodendron gloriosum from which it is clearly distinguished by an active climbing habit (especially in juvenile stages) with longer internodes, relatively narrower elongated leaf blades that are darker with major veins hardening off to a light green color.

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