New mystery bulb

Lee Poulsen
Thu, 07 Jul 2005 13:44:34 PDT
On Jul 7, 2005, at 10:43 AM, Rodger Whitlock wrote:
> I wonder if it wouldn't be a more useful strategy in cases like
> this to leave the establish genera alone and erect a
> "super-genus."

This is precisely what I have suggested once or twice before. This way 
we would know that two genera are closely related--for possible 
breeding purposes or behavioral/cultivational similarities or 
whatever--and yet we would still be able to differentiate between two 
(or more) kinds of flowering plants (as gardeners or horticulturists). 
We could then keep referring to various Ledebourias as well as various 
Drimiopsises in our collections, and similarly to Polyxenas and 
Lachenalias, or to Galaxias, Gynandririses, Homerias, and Moraeas. (And 
Mary Sue could then accurately leave these genus names as genus names 
in the Genera table on the wiki!)   :-)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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