It might be useful for someone (Alberto?) to summarize all these discussions and posts with old names and their new counterparts in one all-encompassing email. On Jan 26, 2012, at 7:22 PM, Alberto Castillo wrote: > > So far, all eight tepalled yellow crocuses Nothoscordums are > dialystemon. > > With six, Nothoscordum felipponei. Under Ipheion this species was > "Ipheion sellowianum". > > It is not impoosible that the six tepal species produce abnormal > eight tepalled flowers but so far it is an easy way to tell them > apart. > > > The white 'Rolf Fiedler' must be distributed by its perpetrator. I > suspect it is slow offsetting and this is why it is not more > widespread. I make the formal proposal to all reading this that we > propagate 'Rolf Fiedler' from seed. With time more 'Jessie's will > come up and msot important we will be producing clean stock from seed. > > Tristagma and ipheion have the same basic features. a tube and six > tepals. The difference among the species in shape is by pressure > fromthe polliantors for eons. Who could say Babianas pygmaea, > ringens and spathacea belong to the the same genus? Even so, it is > so evident they do that no one could doubt it. Same with Gladioli > abbeviatus, watermeyeri and papilio. And many other examples. > > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/ > Carlo A. Balistrieri Head of Horticulture Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Road West Burlington, ON Canada L7T 4H4 (905) 527 1158 ext. 539 (905) 577 0375 (fax) email@example.com P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.