Fwd: Establishing taxa as "present"

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:22:56 PDT
Hi Jim:

The Lycoris is a great example. I am not aware of any Lycoris that have
escaped from cultivation and naturalized in natural areas either in the
USA or overseas. That would be a 'plus' in the evaluation model. Since
it is rare and little known, there may be other questions on the
evaluation in which it doesn't rank so well but until we see the final
evaluation form questions and know about the specifics of the biology of
the species there is no way to predict if it would be accepted for entry
or not.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
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Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 9:59 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Fwd: Establishing taxa as "present"

	It seems to me there may be quite a few 'collection holders'. 
that grow a lot of specialty plants that may not show up on many 
commercial or seed list, but are still circulated and 'present'.

	I think of my own fairly large number of Lycoris and others 
with similar esoteric species and selections of  Hippeastrum, 
Gethyllis, Nerine and more. In the perennial area there are even more.

	Within Lycoris as a poor example, all the species have been 
grown in the US except for 1 rare obscure species. Even if all the 
grown species are given the OK, how could any reasonable list exclude 
the last rare species if it ever were to come into cultivation? 
Shouldn't the entire genus get approval.?  If 20 of 21 species are 
"present", what is the chance that one unknown will be the one that 
is invasive?

	I am sure the same must be true of numerous other at the 
genus level and possibly at the Family level. Are there any weedy 
carnivorous plants? Weedy Tecophiliaceae. ? etc.

	Thinking about this as another heavy hand of the government. 
Will it make any sense?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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