Origin of name

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:26:43 PDT
Alberto asked about the word oporanthum. 

Alberto, the word oporanth- probably means "late summer flowering". Opora
was a Greek name for the period from late July to early September. 

Note that used in the genus Acis (which is feminine) the form would be
oproantha: Acis autumnalis oporantha. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I'm waiting for my
oporanthous bulbs to come into bloom. 

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