The "real' stoloniferous T. clusiana

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:57:42 PDT

>I've never said that the old pentaploid clone is distinct from the wild 

Yes, you did. You said “No such thing as Tulipa clusiana var. clusiana or 
Tulipa clusiana f. clusiana exists in nature.”

This contradicts what is said in the Kew monograph. A taxon found in Iran, 
Afghanistan, and Pakistan can scarcely be the same genetically-identical 
plant, reproducing by means other than seed. (Still not a "clone", by the 

"The old pentaploid clone".  That a plant does not behave in climates 
dissimilar to the way it would in a climate in which it evolved is not a 
basis for creating a distinction.
It seeds here. As I said earlier.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA

"Plants don't clone plants; people clone plants." 

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