Fwd: Establishing taxa as "present"

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:59:23 PDT
	It seems to me there may be quite a few 'collection holders'. 
that grow a lot of specialty plants that may not show up on many 
commercial or seed list, but are still circulated and 'present'.

	I think of my own fairly large number of Lycoris and others 
with similar esoteric species and selections of  Hippeastrum, 
Gethyllis, Nerine and more. In the perennial area there are even more.

	Within Lycoris as a poor example, all the species have been 
grown in the US except for 1 rare obscure species. Even if all the 
grown species are given the OK, how could any reasonable list exclude 
the last rare species if it ever were to come into cultivation? 
Shouldn't the entire genus get approval.?  If 20 of 21 species are 
"present", what is the chance that one unknown will be the one that 
is invasive?

	I am sure the same must be true of numerous other at the 
genus level and possibly at the Family level. Are there any weedy 
carnivorous plants? Weedy Tecophiliaceae. ? etc.

	Thinking about this as another heavy hand of the government. 
Will it make any sense?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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