Bowiea basics

James Waddick
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:32:06 PST
>What is Bowiea volubilis nana? sorry for my ignorance!

Dear Alberto,
	I agree.
	I have grown B. volubilis many times, but just obtained 
another plant along with one named B (v) nana. In checking out info I 
also came across the names B. kilimandscharica and B. gariepensis 
(various spellings).
	Some experts claim distinction, others combine all under the 
single species B. volubilis.

	I can understand that B. v. may be highly variable, but can 
anyone pin point the differences between these names?

	And to add to the confusion, some experts claim the plant is 
deadly poisonous from root to leaf tip and others claim it is edible.
	One of these must be wrong.

	Can anyone clear this up for all of us? and a good web site ?

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