Hyacinthus tabrizzianus

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 10:29:20 PST
According to the Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families - usually a 
reliable resource for untangling nomenclature - the correct name is said to 
be Bellevalia tabriziana, currently placed in the Asparagaceae (!).

If truly a Bellevalia it's a more attractive one than most and it certainly 
looks more 'hyacinthoid' than 'muscarioid' to me - I'll have to check it 
more closely next spring. But whatever genus it's in the specific epithet 
has only one z.

John Grimshaw

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
> I was curious about the spelling and did a quick Google
> tabrizianus (1 'z') got only 18 hits
> tabrizzianus( 2 'z''s) got 7 hits.

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