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From: W T McClure <W.T.McClure at durham.ac.uk> on 1997.02.17 at 19:43:22(376)
Today I took part in the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition
hosted by the Institute of Horticulture here in Britain. One of the
slides had a picture of a calla lily and the question was which is the
correct name for this plant. Naturally, being the aroid expert that I
now am, I quickly jotted down Zantedeschia. I was wrong!! They said that
it was Richardia. Someone please tell me that it isn't so. My protests
were fruitless :(

From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.02.18 at 02:50:56(379)
> Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 13:44:31 -0600
> From: W T McClure
> Subject: Richardia?!!!
From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.02.18 at 04:20:22(382)

They must be from the last century. Richardia was the name until it was
changed to Zantedeschia long ago. Even Arisaema were called Arum at one
point in history. Are you sure the question wasn't, "What is the original
name of the Calla Lily?"


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