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Aglaonema - many cultivars
photo,so: -
descriptions, sources (AGLAONEMAS.COM)

Aglaonema 'Abijan' ('Abijum')
lc: intermediate between 'Silver Queen' and 'Ribbons' ('Silver Ribbons'?)
photo, wholesale source (Blue Ridge Trading)

Aglaonema 'Amelia'
lc: heavily mottled and zones in greenish-silver, 85% of surface
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema 'Amelia'
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'B.J. Freeman' ('Freeman')
lc: medium green with silver vein zones and silver suffusions, 80-95% of surface. Many plants
lc: from a distance give a silver sheen appearance without showing very distinct zones.
ll: very large blade

Aglaonema 'Bangkok'
ns: a listed name (2002). Description needed.

Aglaonema 'Black Lance'
lc: dark green with a silver center to 50% of surface
lw: narrower, lanceolate blade
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

'Brilliant' - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond VA. Summer 2003.

Aglaonema 'Brilliant'
ls: broadly elliptic to ovate
lc: silvery secondary veins to 50% of surface, light green and white midrib, mottled yellowish-green and silver throughout
ns: probably a synonym of 'Brilliant Beauty' which has very close description.

Aglaonema 'Brilliant Beauty' (A. nitidum 'Curtisii' x A. 'Rembrandt')
lc: medium green (RHS 137C) with gray-green bands (RHS 191C), spotted yellow. Midrib
lc: is white spotted green.
or: A.F. Brown, Valkaria FL USA before 1999
li: Brown, A.F. 1999. Plant Var. J. 12(3): 13-15

Aglaonema 'Button'
so:
Agristarts.com (online catalog 2002, without description)

Aglaonema 'Cecilia'
lc: silver mottled to 80% of surface, midrib and some veins green unlike 'Silver Frost' which
lc: has most of its secondary veins covered in silver.
lw: very large, wide leaf
photo, wholesale source (Blue Ridge Trading)

Aglaonema 'Chartreuse Halo'
ns: a listed name in Dr. Henny's research articles (Univ. of Florida). Not listed on the net (2002).

Aglaonema commutatum 'Alumina' ('Picturatum Alumina')
st: grayish
lc: heavily silvered,giving an aluminum sheen.
or: Zac Sarian from Phillipines
ns: not known to be published before 1959 - thus the picturatum has to go.

Aglaonema communtatum 'Alumina Superba'
ns: a listed name for a version of 'Alumina' (see below). Doubtful valid in Latin form.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Elegans' (A. marantifolium hort.)
ha: vigorous, very strong and durable
lc: dark green with greenish-gray feather in the center. This feather is often 3-4 small zones
lc: which account for 10-20% of surface, never so bold as modern cultivars.
lu: very tolerant of dark conditions and some neglect.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Emerald Beauty'
ha: compact, well-branched
lc: numerous two-tone zones of grey
pet: pinkish, showy
ls: lanceolate
ns: similar if not identical to 'Maria' but apparently not the A. modestum 'Maria' clone.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Maculatum'
lc: dark green marked and spotted silver
ls: oblong-lanceolate
ll: 20cm
fc: spathe waxy white
ns: stock sold as the species has often been of this variant.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Maculatum Variegatum'
lc: cream mottled

Aglaonema commutatum 'Pewter'
ha: more vigorous than 'Pseudo-bracteatum'
lc: a variant of 'Pseudo-bracteatum' type but lacking the most of the yellow tints, giving a
lc: more silvery effect
ll: larger blade than 'Pseudo-bracteatum'

Aglaonema commutatum 'Pseudo-bracteatum' ('White Rajah')
st, pet: more distinct white than most other cultivars
lc: dark green marked silvery-gray to white and yellow, 45-60% of surface. There are usually
lc: 4-5 zones of fused white to silver spots with smaller, scattered spots between them.
ls: oblong-lanceolate
lt: thick blades
fc: spathe waxy white
ns: Graf says it could be a hybrid

Aglaonema commutatum 'Treubii' ('Traubii' and many other spellings, 'Grafii')
lc: blue-green marked silvery-gray at 35-50% of surface
pet: also marbled silvery or white
ls: more narrowly lanceolate than 'Maculatum'. Distinctly narrower blade with sides sometimes
ls: parallel unlike the other cultivars.

Aglaonema commutatum 'White Rajah' = 'Pseudo-bracteatum'

Aglaonema 'Compacta Maria'
ns: a listed name for an improved clone of 'Maria'.

Aglaonema 'Cory'
lc: numerous thin, silver veins
pat: US # 11458
in: Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery

Aglaonema costatum 'Foxii'
ha: slower than species typical
lc: glossy green mottled white, having a broad and bold central zone of white. The species has
lc: a white midrib this is much wider, 10-15% of width.

Aglaonema costatum 'Hospitatum'
lc: smaller spots than species typical.

Aglaonema costatum f. immaculatum ('Immaculatum')
lc: unspotted
ns: botanists seem to have embraced this taxon as wild entity so we will too.

Aglaonema crispum 'Maraquit'
ns: a listed name. Parent of 'Grey Dawn'.

Aglaonema 'Deborah'
pet: white, showy
lc: silvery-white central zone over light cream spots. Midrib white. A nice blend of colors.
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'Donna Carmen' (8/4)
lc: dark green, carmine midrib, creamy-yellow markings
pet: cream
or: Phillipines
photo, so: Asiatica Nursery (online catalog 2004), with color photo

Aglaonema 'Dow' ('Dow Hybrid')
source (Glasshouse Works) - members have issued a consumer alert on this source. order at own risk.

Aglaonema 'Dynamic Ruby' (4/5)
ht: 29cm tall x 33cm wide
ha: dense, compact
lc: green mottled light red to 70% of surface
ls: ovate with 5 vein pairs
la: attenuate
lb: tobuse
ll, lw: 14.6-20.2cm long x 7.9-9.3cm wide
pat: US# 14137 to originator on 9/16/2003 - this may be the first patented red-leaved hybrid derived from A. rotundum
or: Pichai Manichote, Bangkok, Thailand as hybrid of ((A. rotundum 'Giant' x A. tenuipes) x A. brevispathum)

Aglaonema 'Echo'
ns: a listed name c. 2001. Description needed.

Aglaonema 'Emerald Bay'
lc: silver center, 80-90% of surface, somewhat like 'Silver Bay'

Aglaonema 'Emerald Star'
ha: upright, dense, pleasant twisted blades
lc: dark green with numerous silver-cream zones
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'Emeralds on Ice'
ns: a listed name for an older clone. Not in trade lists today (2002).

Aglaonema 'Fastasy'
ns: a listed name, thought to be dervied from A. costatum.

Aglaonema 'Flamingo'
so:
Agristarts.com (online catalog 2002, without description)

Aglaonema 'Fransher' (A. commutatum 'Treubii' x 'Tricolor')
lc: light green mottled silvery-cream, about 50-60% of surface
pet: white to ivory
ls: lanceolate
or: Francis Scherr, Parrot Jungle, FL USA
ns: Graf lists the parent as A. commutatum 'Tricolor' but it might be A. pictum 'Tricolor'

Aglaonema 'Freeman' = 'B.J. Freeman'

Aglaonema 'Golden Bay'
lc: yellowish-grey center, 80-85% of surface
pat" US # 10140
or: Univ. of Florida

Aglaonema 'Golden Sands' (4/5)
or: Dr. Frank Brown hybrid

Aglaonema 'Green Lady'
lc: very numerous silver zones and spots to 30% of surface. The markins are usually sharp.
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'Green Majesty'
lc: random silver mottlings near the margin. Very different and not distinct or sharp zones.
ll: larger blade than most cultivars.
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema 'Grey Dawn' (A. crispum 'Maraquit' x A. nitidum 'Jeannie')
lc: dark green (RHS 137A) with grey bands (RHS 191C). Darker green midrib.
or: A.F. Brown, Valkaria FL USA before 1999
li: Brown, A.F. 1999. Plant Var. J. 12(3): 14-15

Aglaonema 'Illumination'
pet: white, showy
lc: silver sheen to 60% of surface, white midrib. Together with the white petioles are very
lc: bright and appealing entity.
pat: US #10756

Aglaonema 'Ivory' (4/5)
or: Dr. Frank Brown hybrid

Aglaonema 'Jade Queen' (4/5)
or: Dr. Frank Brown hybrid

Aglaonema 'Jewel of India'
ha: upright, twisted blades
lc: mottled silver to 95% of surface. Margins and midrib usually green. It is more mottled than
lc: sharply zoned. Gives a different very pleasant look.

JUBILEEŽ - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond VA. Summer 2003.

Aglaonema JUBILEEŽ
ha: dense, compact, globose, heavily branching from the base
lc: medium green, centered silver (70-85% of surface). New growth is more light silver-green.
lc: Central zone has 3-5 lobes per side, each made of mottled or fused spots.
photo: see image above on header

Aglaonema 'Jubilee Petite'
ns: a listed name, a smaller version of JUBILEEŽ. We have seen plants sold as JUBILLEE
ns: that better agree with 'Jubilee Petite'.

Aglaonema 'King of Siam'
lc: light to medium green, yellow veins, midrib very wide and quite yellow
ll: larger blade than most cultivars, quite a bold and large leaf, more like Dieffenbachia.

Aglaonema 'Lillian' ('Lilian')
lc: few, narrow greenish-silver bands at 20-25% of surface
photo, wholesale source (Blue Ridge Trading)

Aglaonema 'Lisa Joy' (A. nitidum 'Curtisii' x C. crispum)
ha: compact, suckering well.
lc: dark green (RHS 137A) with grey green (RHS 191C) bands. Darker green midrib
ch: more cold hardy for outdoor Florida production
or: A.F. Brown, Valkaria FL USA before 1999
li: Brown, A.F. 1999. Plant Var. J. 12(3): 15-16

Aglaonema 'Lucia'
ns: a listed name (2002).

Aglaonema 'Majesty' = 'Green Majesty'?

Aglaonema 'Malay Beauty' = A. commutatum 'Pewter'
lc: "muted cream"
ns: by one report this synonymy should apply. Not yet confirmed

Aglaonema 'Manila Pride'
lc: numerous, narrow silver vein zones with mottlings of silver, 20-30% of surface covered.
ls: broadly oblong-lanceolate
pat: US #9457
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema 'Margarita'
ns: a listed name (2002). Description needed.

'Maria' - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond VA. Summer 2003.

Aglaonema 'Maria'
lc: dark green, golden-gray chevrons or zones to 50%, often 8-12 zones per blade.

Aglaonema 'Maria Christina'
photo, wholesale source (Blue Ridge Trading)

Aglaonema 'Mary Ann'
lc: 6-8 silver vein bands to 30% of surface
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema modestum 'Faint Heart' (8/4)
lc: yellowish-green centered at 50-65% of surface
photo, so: Asiatica Nursery (online catalog 2004), with color photo

Aglaonema modestum MOE MOE™
lc: heavily spotted creamy-yellow, not in any zones, to 50% of surface. Green midrib.

Aglaonema modestum 'Maria'
lc: dark green
ls: smaller, more rounded than species typical
ns: apparently not the 'Maria' of the trade with distinct gray chevrons.

Aglaonema modestum 'Medio-pictum'
lc: gold zones in center

Aglaonema modestum 'Variegatum'
lc: dark green, heavily variegated in cream
ls: lanceolate
ll: to 25cm long

Aglaonema nebulosum f. nanum
ha: compact, dwarf
lc: usually unmottled - species is marked silver

Aglaonema nitidum 'Curtisii'
lc: silver along the primary veins, very showy. There are about 10 colored vein pairs, far more
lc: than number of colorful zones in A. commutatum.
eval: still popular today. A parent of numerous hybrids in the modern tissue culture trade.

Aglaonema nitidum 'Ernesto's Favorite'
lc: wide silver center, dark green margin
eval: a pretty plant that has a reputation for being water and cold sensitive. Thus rather rare.

Aglaonema nitidum 'Jack Craig'
ns: a listed name.

Aglaonema nitidum 'Jeannie'
ns: a listed selection of 'Curtisii' type, parent of 'Grey Dawn')

Aglaonema nitidum 'Mystery Queen'
lc: dark emerald green with numerous bright silver zonations.

Aglaonema nitidum 'Rhapsody in Green' (unnamed seedling x 'Ernesto's Favorite')
ha: dense foliage mass, numerous leaves per plant
lc: medium green (RHS 137B) with grey green (RHS 191C) bands or center to 65% of surface.
lc: Gray-green midrib.
ls: narrowly lanceolate
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)
or: A.F. Brown, Valkaria FL USA before 1999
li: Brown, A.F. 1999. Plant Var. J. 12(3): 15-16

Aglaonema 'Painted Princess'
lc: numerous silver vein zones to 25% of surface. Midrib green.
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'Parrot Jungle' (A. nitidum 'Curtisii' x ?)
lc: heavily marked silver on dark green
ls: lanceolate
lt: thick blade
fc: spathe ivory white

Aglaonema 'Patricia'
lc: 95% silver with a greenish midrib, especially in the lower two-thirds of the blade
lw, la: narrow, acuminate blade

Aglaonema 'Pattaya Beauty'
ha: upright, somewhat brittle leaf
lc: rich, true silver center, 60-80% of surface, a very distinct, rich clone
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)

Aglaonema pictum 'Tricolor'
lc: dark green, mottled silver and green
ns: it is unclear if this is the so-called A. commutatum 'Tricolor'. We have not had both
ns: to compare.

Aglaonema 'Pride of Sumatra' (8/4)
lc: dark red, green sections, carmine midrib and secondary veins - this is one of the newer red Aglao hybrids
or: indonesia as hybrid
photo, so: Asiatica Nursery (online catalog 2004), with color photo

Aglaonema 'Purple Stem'
ns: a listed name (2002).

Aglaonema 'Queen of Siam'
ha: leaves bold and upright
st, pet: distinctly white, showy
lc: large silver center to 70% of surface
ll: huge blade similar to 'King of Siam', it companion introduction.
pat: US # 6842

Aglaonema 'Queen Julienne'
lc: dark green with silver feathering

Aglaonema 'Rachel'
ha: free-branching
lc: similar to 'Maria'
pat: PPAF
or: Andrew Yap, Castleton Garden 1988 as sport of 'Maria', named for his daughter.

Aglaonema 'Redgold'
lc: pink, white, and green
or: Exotic Foliage Nursery
in: Twyford 2000

Aglaonema 'Rembrant'
lc: greenish-silver vein zones to 20% of surface. Surface with sunken veins given a nice
lc: texture.
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema 'Rhapsody'
ha: similar to A. crispum
lc: gray with green center
lt: thick blade
source (Glasshouse Works) - members have issued a consumer alert on this source. order at own risk.

Aglaonema 'Rhapsody in Green' = A. nitidum 'Rhapsody in Green'

Aglaonema 'Romano' ('Romana')
lc: about 10 golden-green zones to 50% of surface
lt: wide, slightly twisted blade
photo, wholesale source (Blue Ridge Trading)

Aglaonema 'Royal Diamond' (4/5)
lc: mottled silver to 95% of surface
ls: broadly elliptic
or: Dr. Frank Brown hybrid

Aglaonema 'Royal Purple'
photo, wholesale source (Zone 10)

Aglaonema 'Royal Ripple'
lc: silver vein zones to 30% of surface
lt: new leaves nicely twisted for that rippled effect
photo, source (Southern Tropicals)

Aglaonema 'San Luis'
ns: a listed name (2001).

Aglaonema 'San Remo'
lc: distinct silver zones, 10-20% of surface, quite like ordinary A. commutatum cultivars overall.

Aglaonema 'Scholt'
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
lc: silver center, 80-90% of surface
ls: broadly lanceolate
or: Univ. of Florida

Aglaonema 'Silver Duke'
ns: a listed name (2002)

Aglaonema 'Silver Frost'
lc: mottled silver to 80% of surface, midrib mottled dark green (more so near the apex). It
lc: has an overall look of two silver halves cut with the green midrib.
lw: large, very wide blade.

Aglaonema 'Silver King' (A. nitidum 'Curtisii' x A. pictum 'Tricolor')
lc: heavily marked silvery-white
ll: larger, 25-30cm long
lw: 5-8cm
id: it is very similar to 'Silver Queen' though less highly branched. 'Silver Queen' has a greener
id: petiole and the blades are usually wider.
eval: 'Silver Queen' has always been more popular. Today other clones are preferred though
eval: one still sees this one produced by those not wanting to pay the royalty fees.

Aglaonema 'Silver Queen'
ha: more branched than 'Silver King'
lc: heavily marked silvery-white
pet: greener than 'Silver King'
lw: 3-5cm - often narrower than 'Silver King'

Aglaonema 'Silver Queen Compact'
ns: a listed name for a more dense clone of 'Silver Queen'.

Aglaonema 'Silver Rain' ('King of Siam' x 'Queen of Siam')
ha: vigorous, branching well
lc: dark green (RHS 137A) with gray green (RHS 191C) bands. Gray-green midrib.
ns: the "King" was the mommy and the "Queen" the pollen source!
or: A.F. Brown, Valkaria FL USA before 1999
li: Brown, A.F. 1999. Plant Var. J. 12(3): 14-17

Aglaonema 'Silver Ribbon'
lc: silver vein zones to 70% of surface
lw: narrowly lanceolate, ribbon-like blade, apex very acuminate (sharp)

Aglaonema simplex 'Angustifolium'
ha: erect
lc: dark glossy green, lateral veins depressed, giving texture or corrugations.
ls: more narrowly lanceolate

Aglaonema simplex 'Shingii'
ha: compact, well-branched
lc: center white to cream or light green, margined a darker green
ls: ovate-lanceolate
lt: thick blade
ll: to 25cm long
ns: it is sometimes included under A. modestum.

Aglaonema 'Stars'
lc: medium green with white and lighter green stars (spots) over the blade. White midrib.

'Stripes' - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond VA. Summer 2003.

Aglaonema 'Stripes'
lc: numerous narrow, silver bands (10-12), alternating bands often smaller
ll: 35cm
or: Univ. of Florida as 'Manila' x nitida 'Curtisii'

Aglaonema 'Tricolor Echo' (4/5)
lc: mottled in silver patterns to 60% of surface
lw: wider than most clones

Aglaonema 'Vanilla'
ns: a listed name. Not in printed or net catalogs in 2002.

Aglaonema 'White Lance'
ns: a listed name.
or: Dr. Frank Brown hybrid

'White Rain' - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond VA. Summer 2003.

Aglaonema 'White Rain'
ls: broadly elliptic
lc: 50-70% silvery-white in the center, midrib distinctly white, submarginal sections green veined silver. Has a milky white look and is less
lc: sharply silver than some other silver-center cultivars

Aglaonema 'White Rajah' = A. commutatum 'Pseudo-bracteatum'