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QUESNELIA (8)

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QUESNELIA ‘Tim Plowman’ ? / Luther, H.* <1983

Cultivar of Q. marmorata with symmetrical, distichous growth habit, punctated dark brown cross-banding and very regular recurled leaves. Plant wild-collected by D Sucre at Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro in 1983 and given number Plowman12968. Named in honour of U.S. ethnobotanist Timothy Plowman (1944-89) who over 15 years wild-collected in South America the genus Erythroxylem (incl. cultivated cocoa species), which are housed in the Chicago collection of the Field Museum of Natural History.
Country of origin: Brazil

Seed Parent: marmorata
Selby Gardens #1983-0068, MB1998