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  natural variegation - terms
From: "James W. Waddick" <jim-jim at swbell.net> on 1999.01.21 at 07:27:46(2935)
Dear Alistair and Dewey;
In the recent book "Variegated plants in Color" by Hirose and
Yokoi, Mr. Hirose refers to natural patterns you mention as 'Pattern
Variegation'. They occur in a wide range of plants from Begonias to Aroids,
Caltheas, Coleus and more.
This is opposed to 'True Variegation' the result of one or more
mutations and very rarely viruses. True variegation can also be found in
some plants with pattern variegation and in some cases it is difficult to
tell which came first as some plants showing variegation have been in
cultivation for so long that the natural (original) patterns are little
From: alistair_hay at rbgsyd.gov.au on 1999.01.21 at 16:45:24(2938)
Thanks for this and the reference. The adaptive significance is what I
am after some ideas on. Schismatoglottis is interesting since
populations (within a species) occur in the wild in which there are
individuals with markedly different clonally stable variegation
patterns and individuals with no variegation at all.

[Thanks Dewey for the Soepadmo article: my message to your address
kept bouncing]


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