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  Dracunculus canariensis - or not?
From: "James W. Waddick" jim-jim at swbell.net> on 2001.01.25 at 05:48:16(5868)
>he says it IS D. canariensis (and is white with
>a greenish spadix) and that the lemon yellow one is something else,
>something called D. creticum or something like that

Dear Paul;
Might this bee Arum creticum with a yellow spathe and from Crete?

Jim W.

From: Paul Tyerman tyerman at dynamite.com.au> on 2001.01.25 at 13:54:14(5869)
So....... is Drac. canariensis white or lemon yellow? Still haven't
established that for sure yet!

Thanks again for all the information peoples. This list is a real mine of

Thank you!!


Paul Tyerman

From: "James W. Waddick" jim-jim at swbell.net> on 2001.01.26 at 00:27:42(5874)
>So....... is Drac. canariensis white or lemon yellow? Still haven't
>established that for sure yet!

Dear Paul;
It's been years since I have grown this, but vaguely recall
that the spathe is palest green. I checked with 'Genera of Araceae'
which describes Dracunculus as 'deep purple or white'. Since there's
ONLY 2 species and vulgaris is easily 'deep purple', I guess my
recalled 'palest green' is another's 'white'.

Any way, not yellow.

Best Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711

From: "Peter Boyce" p.boyce at rbgkew.org.uk> on 2001.01.26 at 00:31:35(5876)

Greenish-white spathe, pale yellow spadix.


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