Rhodophiala pictures

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 02 Apr 2003 08:22:09 PST
Rodger wrote,
>I think someone has already mentioned this, but both "rhodie" and 
>"rhodo" are common nicknames for rhododendron in some places. May I 
>suggest that the use of these terms for rhodophiala be avoided?

It doesn't take that long to type "rhodophiala." (It's shorter than
"Geissorhiza", for example.) The common name for them was mentioned by one
correspondent, but since it contains two n's with tildes on them
("A~na~nuca" is the closest I can come in my angloscript email) it might be
even harder to type than "rhodophiala" for those who don't have an e-mail
application with a Spanish option. I assume it comes from an indigenous
name for these plants.

Jane McGary

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