Lessaea villosa (note the date)

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:40:15 PDT
Gastil, is that "villosa" as in "shaggy dog story"?

Jim McKenney
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:22 PM, Mark BROWN <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
Trimerous flowers such as irids and amaryllids, galanthus included, occasionally produce dimerous flowers.
I know of several clones of galanthus selected for this trait. Odd rather than beautiful!
There are tetramerous forms too which often spark the beginings of that curious disease galanthophilia.
These things are rarely stable thank goodness.

> Message du 01/04/14 16:55
> De : "M. Gastil-Buhl" 
> A : pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
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> Objet : [pbs] Lessaea villosa (note the date)
> Hi PBS friends,
> Mid-March I found this curious bloom in the Moraea villosa A hybrid 
> sand plunge basket, with only 2 petals and 2 sepals.
> https://flickr.com/photos/gastils_garden/…
> Please note that these photos are real, unaltered, despite today's 
> date. The flower was real. The species binomial, however, has 
> everything to do with today's date.
> - Gastil
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