Hymenocallis / Ismene

Dell Sherk ds429@comcast.net
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 08:08:05 PDT
I think I remember that "amancaes" comes from a Peruvian place name where
the plant grows.


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At 09:43 AM 7/5/2010 -0400,Jim McK. wrote:
>Also, shouldn't we be writing the name amancaƫs (to indicate a four
>word rather than a three syllable word).

Someone in the bulb fraternity taught me years ago to pronounce amancaes 
with four syllables.  It is apparently Greek, so I vote with Jim McK. on 
this.   (I'm afraid my vowels are probably not very Greek!)

Jim S.

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