IRG - latest issue has descriptions of new Crocus species

Youngs Aberdeen
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:46 PDT
The IRG this month brings its readers the latest paper from  Dr Janis Ruksans describing several new species of Crocus.   

Dr Ruksans is the author, in English, of the book Crocuses: A complete Guide to the Genus and Buried Treasures: finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs, as well as several titles in Latvian, his native tongue.  

We also have Dr Ruksans comments on the recent paper by Ingo Schneider on Crocus brachyfilus  vis à vis  C. elegans as well as his reiteration of his decision to re-classify some of his earlier namings from subspecies to species status.

Crocus danfordiae Maw and C. chrysanthus (Herbert) Herbert (Iridaceae) and some of their allies in Turkey and Iran.

Janis Ruksans, Dr. biol.

International Rock Gardener - Online Journal. ISSN 2053-7557           25th April 2014

Abstract: Features of Crocus chrysanthus s.str. from type locality are specified. Four new species are described, status of one changed.

Key words: Crocus brickellii, Crocus chrysanthus, Crocus danfordiae, Crocus henrikii, Crocus kurdistanicus, Crocus minutus, Crocus muglaensis, Crocus uschakensis.


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