Leucojum JCA 630.480

johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk
Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:36:55 PST
Rodger Whitlock wrote:

> My mystery plant has fairly wide leaves, but the flowers are
> unmarked. If Brian Mathew's 1987 key is accurate, it's definitely L.
> fontianum. I wonder which group the Kew experts would place it in
> since it has the wide leaves of Leucoum sensu strictu and the
> unmarked flowers of Acis.

The leaves are best thought of as comparatively wide, when compared with the
other members of Acis, not really so when compared with Leucojum. The two
characters I mentioned are but two easily observed ones from a suite of
differences, another being that Acis has solid scapes compared to hollow
ones in Leucojum.

> Also, does anyone know what the current thinking is on the
> relationship of L. tingitanum and L. fontianum?

Since Dolores et al. do not mention it I assume they treat it as a synonym
of A. tingitana.
Dr John M. Grimshaw
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