Cabin fever antidote

James R. Fisher
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:21:21 PST
J.E. Shields wrote:
> Jim McK.,
> 2.  Species are human conceptual constructs too, by and large.  Those 
> obvious species, easily perceived, are not the problems of course.
<snip -2>
> population" which confuses the devil out of things where plants are 
> concerned.  The orchids present an obvious case in point, with myriads 
> of complex, multiply (adverb of "multiple") intergeneric hybrids made in 
> cultivation.  Remember:  where species are concerned, cultivation does 
> not count!  I like the approach that starts with a species as an 
Last time I checked, orchid breeders had got the number of natural
genera contained in one hybrid up to eight. That was 4-5 years ago,
so it might be 9 or 10 by now...
> Jim Shields (a.k.a. Jim S; i.e., not Jim W and not Jim McK)
> in central Indiana (USA)
-jrf ( or Jim F)...
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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