Leucojum autumnale forms

John Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 08:25:35 PDT
I have just posted some images of
Leucojum autumnale (var. autumnale ?), L. autumnale var. oporanthum and
L. autumnale var. pulchellum on my web site (
http://www.johnlonsdale.net/ ). The validity of the nomenclature of these
lovely plants has puzzled me for some time and I'd be grateful if anyone
has any comments. In my material I can discern no difference between L.
autumnale and var. pulchellum. However, var. oporanthum in this clone
has much less of the red pigment in the flowers and stems and has
flowers which are more cylindrical, less conical in shape.

Thanks, J.

Dr John T Lonsdale
407 Edgewood Drive
Pennsylvania 19341 USA
610 594 9232 - phone
801 327 1266 - fax
Zone 6b

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