Climates of the wlrld

Alberto Castillo
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 04:56:47 PST
Dear All
        That a common Atlas is perfectly useless is demonstrated in the case of pampas bulbs. In any Atlas you can find that the maximum rainfall in the pampas is in summer, however all bulbous plants of this origin are autumn-winter-spring growers and summer DORMANT. This of course has led to the loss of countless seed packets. Same in other regions for instance in Chile 2/3 of the country has summer dormant bulbs but in the south and high in the mountains they are winter dormant. And on and on.
        And Cathy I make here the proposal that all seed sent to the BX from now on should have a W or a S indicating wether they are cool season or warm season growers. It will be of great help.

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