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  Re: [Aroid-l] Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
From: "Tony Avent" <tony at plantdelights.com> on 2010.11.02 at 05:02:31
Don, Eric:
 
If you thought aroid taxonomy is in a shambles, try Aspidistra.  For this reason, we started our on-line Aspidistra study gallery.  Although it's not complete yet, it will eventually contain images of our entire collection of 105 Aspidistra species and cultivars.  We are fortunate to work with several European taxonomists, most notably Dr. H.J. Tillich, who are assisting us in naming new species at an amazing rate.  I hope this helps.
 
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From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Eric Schmidt
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 12:18 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'

Almost all of what is sold and grown in cultivation as Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way' or Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way' is actually Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga' ("Ginga' is Japanese for Galaxy). This cultivar only has spots. The true Milky Way is rare and has spots AND stripes and is Aspidistra lurida 'Amanogawa' (Japanese for Milky Way).
 
 
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On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com> wrote:
The species is different, but here is a link to an Aspidistra 'Milky Way':

https://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Plants/Aspidistra-elatior-Amanogawa.ht
ml


I cannot address the finer points of taxonomy. However, Hortus III suggests
that most material sold under the name of A. lurida is, in fact A. elatior.


Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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On 10/29/10 7:58 PM, "hermine" <hermine@endangeredspecies.com> wrote:
 >
> Speaking of which, do you know where a person can get Aspidistra
> lurida 'Milky Way'?
>
> hermine


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