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  Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant
From: araceae at earthlink.net on 2002.09.10 at 22:09:10(9380)
Sorry to disagree, Julius... There are at least two... I have two.
One is quite a bit smaller than the 'Regular' one... Last year,
after a presentation at the IAS, I discussed this with Peter Boyce
and he told me this amazing story....

Seems that the monograph for this plant was written by studying a
painting that is at Kew. Guess what, the painting is of the smaller
plant... not the one that we know as ZZ.... So, to get the
Taxonomists going... The ZZ plant that we grow ISN'T!!! The smaller
one is!!! And, the one that we are calling ZZ is actually Z sp. To
add some wood to the fire... It is also suspected that there are
other species in the wild that have not been found as yet....

Do you think the Taxonomists will ever get their 'stuff' together?

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