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Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:17:53 PDT
Mary Sue wrote:

>> it is highlighted on the Ibiblio web site 

Nice spotting! Thanks for pointing that out.


>>Ibiblio changes their main page frequently.  Otherwise we could add this
as a reference on Wikipedia.

Actually, we can link to anything that's accessible on the web. If it looks
like it'll disappear in time, we can run the link through a service that
preserves an image of the original item referenced. So I added that iBiblio
post this morning.

Most people don't understand how important links are to a Wikipedia entry.
Contrary to popular opinion, you're not allowed to log in and add original
information. If you do, your article will be pulled down. Instead,
everything needs to be footnoted via links to print publications or things
that have been posted on the web. The more footnotes you have, the less
likely that the powers in Wikipedia will mess with you. We had a bit of a
struggle over the PBS entry until we found some links that mentioned the
society.

So, anytime you spot a blog post or website that gives information or says
nice things about the society, please let us know so we can add it to the
Wikippedia article (or, if you know how to edit Wikipedia, you are welcome
to add the info directly to the article).

Thanks!

Mike
San Jose, CA



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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:47:21 -0700
From: Gastil Gastil-Buhl <gastil.buhl@gmail.com>
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [pbs] source of Iris cycloglossa in N. America?
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Ian Efford asks if anyone knows of a source of Iris cycloglossa seed or
bulbs. We have seen the listing from rareplants.co.uk found on the PBS
Sources page but are hoping for a source that does not require import. 

If you know of a source please reply to efford@shaw.ca as well as the list. 

Additionally, Ian writes:
"As to the plant, it is very rare in nature [from around Herat in
Afghanistan] and not grown by many people.  I did get seed once but the
seedling died.  The source has gone out of business and I only know of two
growers in N.Am.  I have approached one and not had a reply and the other
said that I should ask him again in September."



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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:01:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rodney Barton <rbartontx@yahoo.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>,	"efford@shaw.ca"
	<efford@shaw.ca>
Subject: Re: [pbs] source of Iris cycloglossa in N. America?
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Hi Ian!?

How is life treating you? McClure and Zimmerman offers I. cycloglossa.?

Rodney


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 From: Gastil Gastil-Buhl <gastil.buhl@gmail.com>
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:47 PM
Subject: [pbs] source of Iris cycloglossa in N. America?
 

Ian Efford asks if anyone knows of a source of Iris cycloglossa seed or
bulbs. We have seen the listing from rareplants.co.uk found on the PBS
Sources page but are hoping for a source that does not require import. 

If you know of a source please reply to efford@shaw.ca as well as the list. 

Additionally, Ian writes:
"As to the plant, it is very rare in nature [from around Herat in
Afghanistan] and not grown by many people.? I did get seed once but the
seedling died.? The source has gone out of business and I only know of two
growers in N.Am.? I have approached one and not had a reply and the other
said that I should ask him again in September."



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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:47:47 -0700
From: Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Paeonia identity question
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Jim McKenney wrote:
>A friend sent me this peony image today: it's labeled Paeonia 
>mairei. I don't grow that species, but other images of it on the web 
>are not at all like this.

Paeonia mairei Leveille (1915) is a Chinese plant closely related to 
P. obovata. Its synonyms are  P. bifurcata and P. oxypetala. It is 
said to have more pointed leaves than P. obovata. My reference for 
this is Halda, The Genus Paeonia, which, however, is "splittist" in
tendency.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA


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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 08:49:27 -0400
From: "Tim Eck" <teck11@embarqmail.com>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Paeonia identity question
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Paeonia mairei Leveille (1915) is a Chinese plant closely related to P.
obovata. Its synonyms are  P. bifurcata and P. oxypetala. It is said to have
more pointed leaves than P. obovata. My reference for this is Halda, The
Genus Paeonia, which, however, is "splittist" in tendency.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

Jane,
Your comment on "splittist tendency" reminded me of my Wikipedia search for
'Hippeastrum'.  I was trying to put together  a presentation on the genus
and was disconcerted to see that Wikipedia would not commit to a phylum or
class but was willing to insert a subfamily, tribe, and subtribe between
family and genus.
Admittedly it's been 45 years since I've had a botany or taxonomy course and
there has been a lot of parallel developments and philosophical changes
affecting taxonomy, but I'd love to know 'the rest of the story' on what
seems to be a basic dis-functionality regarding flowering plant taxonomy.
Thanks,
Tim



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