Scilla peruviana
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:09:12 PDT
On 13 Aug 08, at 21:54, wrote:

> Thanks to Jim McKenney for setting the record straight on the derivation of
> Scilla peruviana (named for the ship, the Peru, that brought it to England from
> its home in the western Mediterranean).  I was misled by Phillips and Rix, who
> said in 'Bulbs', "Linnaeus thought it came from Peru". Jim Jones

Another error of the same general type: Roy Gender in his fat book "Bulbs" 
asserts that Chionodoxa sardensis is named in reference to the island of 
Sardinia. It's actually named after the ancient city of Sardis located in Asia 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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