Dear Lee, Did you get a private response from anyone about your question below to the group. I am reposting it since it was written under an Oxalis subject heading and may have gotten lost. I know a lot of us would like the answer to this question. Mary Sue At 07:20 PM 11/18/03 -0800, you wrote: >Speaking of uncertainties and bones of contention with regard to species >names and synonyms, I was scanning through Dirk's latest list of bulb >offerings and happened upon this: > >"Ipheion pelegrinans (syn. Tristagma pelegrinans) Known as I. 'Rolf >Fiedler' in the trade before it's true identity was established. Beautiful >starry cobalt blue flowers in Winter to Spring. Increases by stolons.".... >My question is: When did it get settled? And when and who established its >true identity? Not having any Tristagma, nor ever having seen a live >plant, I didn't realize that they were similar enough to Ipheions that >there would be a synonymous name for it. > >Finally, does this mean that it is merely a true species and therefore we >no longer need to nor should refer to it as 'Rolf Fiedler' as Dirk now >does in his catalog?