Amaryllis images

Jim McKenney
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 19:42:31 PDT
Mary Sue wrote: " I think Hippeastrum was once considered Amaryllis so that
may be the source of the confusion."

That's my recollection, too, Mary Sue.

I know a bit about the history of this particular nomenclatural fiasco, but
would someone in the group with a precise knowledge of what happened please
post a refresher? 

I've heard, for instance, that among other things someone purportedly
switched or otherwise tampered with one of the Linnaean types. 

Everyone likes a good story; fill us in on the details, please.

Jim McKenney

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