Off Topic: Cochineal

Alberto Castillo
Sun, 14 Aug 2005 09:36:10 PDT
> >Too much information?  If so, please forgive me.
>Not for me!  I've found this to be one of the most entertaining threads in
>quite some time.  It's (very nearly) combining two favorite things:  irises
>+ aztecs.
>As for Herbertia lahue being native to Chile... I thought that it was
>native to Texas!  Is this a different species, or one that is actually
>Pan-American ?
>Dennis in Cincinnati

Dear Dennis:
                 It is generally accepted that in Texas it was introduced 
(how and when.....?). The original H. lahue is the Chilean one and others 
describd as ssp. of it are actually different species.
Aztecs are fascinating to me too, I have read all the original old writers 
in Spanish.

MSN Amor: busca tu ½ naranja

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