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Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus vulgaris
From: "Peter C Boyce" levieux.jardin at wanadoo.fr> on 2003.07.22 at 16:27:51(10421)|
Oh, yes, on the basis of your Turkish friend there should be FIVE
varieties - if you have a variety other than the typical form then you must
also have var. vulgaris - how is THAT defined?
----- Original Message -----|
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus vulgaris
> Dear Alan- Your bicolor spathe form and
> Wilbert's All white and
> Peter's detailed report on this genus
> inspired me to write a botanist friend in Turkey and here's
> some comments to share:
> "There are four variants of this plant ...:
> 1. Var. laevigatus Engler: described from Rhodos Island, was distinguished
> by its smooth spadix and absence of sterile flowers; similar forms occur
> 2. Var. elongatus Engler: seems to represent the upper limit of variation
> spathe length.
> 3. Var. ??? (can be considered so): is noteworthy in having both spathe
> spadix densely covered in very short white hair-like processes from
> ?anakkale, (Kirk 1856).
> 4. Var. ??? (can be considered so): a similar but much less dense
> occurs on another specimen from the same area Assos in ?anakkale, (Sint.
> It appears that it is not a pure species, but with many
> conspecific taxa. This can be also be justified from its wide
> occurrence in almost 1/3rd of
> I don't know if these varietal names are valid, but I'll try
> to send him out to Canakkale next spring to take pics and maybe
> collect seed.
> Now about those white flowered Cretan plants. Can't some S.
> European aroider just run by and collect seed which should be ripe
> now? It is so close.
> Best Jim W.
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
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