BX 351/21

David Pilling david@pilling.demon.co.uk
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:06:53 PDT

On 20/03/2015 07:46, ang.por@alice.it wrote:
> I would inform that item 21 of BX 351 is actually Gladiolus splendens and not orchidiflorus as stated.
 > Please, send material correctly identified, it's quite nasty to grow 
something for years
 > to find later to be another stuff.

I've been both victim and (to my shame) perpetrator of similar events. 
Sometimes the photos of plants on the web one uses for identification 
are also wrong, contamination having spread beyond the seed exchanges.

But the wiki photos of those two species [1] look clear enough.

Shows the utility of having photos of seeds and bulbs on the wiki, 
although I have no idea if these are distinct for these two species.




David Pilling

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