Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler'

Shirley Meneice samclan@redshift.com
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 20:17:16 PST
great questions.  I'll be intrigued to see if you get any answers.  i. 
Rolf Fiedler is a wonderful addition to the edges of my garden, no 
matter what it's name really is.
	Shirley Meneice, USDA Zone 9-10. 200' above sea level, Pebble Beach, CA

Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> 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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