Skunk Cabbages

Mary Sue Ittner
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 10:51:23 PDT

Jane, if you have pictures of the other less aggressive species it would be 
nice to have them on the wiki.

I noticed on the web there are various ways of spelling used for the yellow 
flowered species. Jane spells it one way (Lysichiton americanum), but when 
I looked it up on IPNI and Mobot it was spelled either Lysichiton 
americanus or Lysichitum americanum although Mobot seemed to prefer the 
former.  My field guide and some of my books spell it Lysichitum 
americanum. Kew only lists Lysichiton americanus and doesn't even have a 
synonym listed under the other name.  The dates and references for both 
spellings on IPNI are the same. Can anyone explain about the history of the 
name or add clarification?

Mary Sue

At 08:25 AM 7/14/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>Lysichiton americanum, the yellow-flowered species, is native to my
>property in northwestern Oregon

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