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From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2000.11.07 at 07:42:17(5638)
Dear Aroiders:

Has anyone heard of a Zantedeschia aethiopica var. minor or cv. 'Minor'.
We picked up this genetic dwarf in California, but am having no luck in
tracking down the origin of this name. Any ideas?

Tony Avent

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2000.11.07 at 12:08:49(5648)
Tony,

I have both of Singh's papers and Letty's Paper. I don't remember seeing
a reference to

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From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2000.11.08 at 07:55:57(5656)
Ray:

I have not seen Singh's or Letty's papers. Petra referred me to Exotica,
which uses the name Zanthedeschia aethiopica minor in synonomy with Z.
'Little Gem'. This is great start...now if I could only find the origin of
the plant, and if Z. a. minor is a valid variety or subspecies.

Tony Avent

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2000.11.09 at 07:23:41(5657)
Tony,

Letty does a complete revision of the genus. Many old names are referred
to all the way
back to pre-linnaean names. She says," Zantedeschia aethiopica var. minor
Engl. in

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From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2000.11.09 at 20:34:47(5660)
Ray:

This helps quite a bit. I am curious why more of the Zantedeschia
aethiopica cultivars are not still being grown, other than the common Z.
'Green Goddess' Z. 'Childsiana', and the new Z 'Marshmallow'. Recently, I
had the opportunity to look through some of Luther Burbank's old books, and
there were color photos of three variegated leaf cultivars of Zantedeschia
aethiopica that he was growing. So where are these plants now?

Tony Avent

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