Alstroemeria key

Jane McGary
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:52:48 PDT
I'm translating the key in Bayer's "The Genus Alstroemeria in Chile," a 
copy of which Roy Sachs kindly lent me. I'll be glad to share the result 
when it's done. I hope some member of this forum who knows both German and 
plants, the former at least better than I do, can help me with a couple of 

1. What does the word "Stielteller" mean? It is used in a compound 
describing the shape of a flower. I know "Stiel" and "Teller," but not the 

2. Is the word "rot" 'red' used in German for a particular type of red, at 
least in relation to flowers? No alstroemerias are spectrum red, but there 
are many orange-reds and purple-reds. Bayer uses the compounds "hellrot" 
'light red' and "blassrot" 'pale red'. Can you suggest familiar flowers 
that would be described by these terms?

Thanks in advance,
Jane McGary

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