Chionodoxa and irids of the world

Dennis Kramb
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:10:24 PDT
Google IS my friend.  But so is PBS.  I like giving PBS members the chance
to share their knowledge with me.  Wikipedia is friendly too, but a bit
sketchy.  I got all excited about Ainea, a new-to-me genus of irid from
North America, only to find it's really Tigridia.  Naughty, Wikipedia.

It's a pity the SIGNA website doesn't address this kind of stuff.  Someone
should complain to the webmaster about it.

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:37 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear PBSers,
>         I think I have a new record in number of deletes over pointless
> ranting.
>         Meanwhile I don’t recall any one helping to ID species in the
> genus Chionodoxa. My go-to for cultivated bulbs is ‘The European Garden
> Flora’. Vol  has a key to the six most commonly encountered species in the
> genus. These keys aren’t always easy to use and don’t always cover EVERY
> species, but I think this one is pretty good. Vol 1 P 214-215
>         Dennis surely you know that Google is your friend.  And if not
> that there is always ‘World of the Iridaceae' by Innes. Fun to go through
> the pages and pictures.   A newer look is The Iris Family: Natural History
> and Classification by Peter Goldblatt. Worth a look.
>                         Best            Jim W.
> >
> > Are there any genera of Iridaceae other than Iris found in Asia or
> > northern Europe?
> James Waddick
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