Ipheion sellowianum

DaveKarn@aol.com DaveKarn@aol.com
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 13:51:51 PDT
In a message dated 4/13/2007 1:22:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
wpoulsen@pacbell.net writes:

I used to think the two were the same species, and the flowers are  
almost identical to me. But now that my pots have filled in  
completely, the two look different. My N. dialystemon has leaves  
that, while narrow, are twice as wide as those of my N. sellowianum. 

Lee ~
Wouldn't that be the sort of variation that one would expect when dealing 
with species?  

Although, if these things don't readily set seed, than what we may be dealing 
with are clonal forms that are/were (unintentionally?) distributed as such 
and under different names.  One fallout, I suppose, of botanists/classifiers, 
etc., who keep changing the name of plants that don't know they aren't supposed 
to be different!
Dave Karnstedt

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