Leucojum fontianum/tingitanum (again!)

Rodger Whitlock totototo@pacificcoast.net
Sun, 04 Apr 2004 05:30:45 PDT
On  1 Apr 04 at 4:16, Pascal Vigneron wrote:

> > Brian Mathew in the key in his 1987 "The Smaller Bulbs" distinguishes
> > L. fontianum from L. tingitanum
> Five years later, in the Kew Magazine (Curtis Botanical Magazine)
> vol. 9  Part 4 page 156-160, Brian Mathew write "Having compared
> Baker's specimen of L. tingitanum with fresh material [...] in my
> opinion, L. tingitanum Baker should be accepted as the correct name
> for this interesting spring-flowering species, with L. fontianum
> reduced to synonymy."

Aha! At last!

I wonder if he looked at Maire's specimen of L. "fontianum".

At any rate, it's back outside to change the name on the label for 
the fourth time in two weeks.

Thank you very much for supplying this information.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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