Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler'

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 12:08:11 PST
Dear Lee,

Did you get a private response from anyone about your question below to the 
group. I am reposting it since it was written under an Oxalis subject 
heading and may have gotten lost. I know a lot of us would like the answer 
to this question.

Mary Sue

At 07:20 PM 11/18/03 -0800, you wrote:
>Speaking of uncertainties and bones of contention with regard to species 
>names and synonyms, I was scanning through Dirk's latest list of bulb 
>offerings and happened upon this:
>"Ipheion pelegrinans    (syn. Tristagma pelegrinans) Known as I. 'Rolf 
>Fiedler' in the trade before it's true identity was established. Beautiful 
>starry cobalt blue flowers in Winter to Spring. Increases by stolons."....
>My question is: When did it get settled? And when and who established its 
>true identity? Not having any Tristagma, nor ever having seen a live 
>plant, I didn't realize that they were similar enough to Ipheions that 
>there would be a synonymous name for it.
>Finally, does this mean that it is merely a true species and therefore we 
>no longer need to nor should refer to it as 'Rolf Fiedler' as Dirk now 
>does in his catalog?

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