Colchicum "liparichoides"

Jane McGary
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:40:37 PDT
Thanks to Bob Nold's superior searching skills, I discovered a couple of 
Russian botanical sites on which C. liparochiadys was given as a synonym 
of Colchicum woronowii. I can't find an image of the latter to compare 
with my plants, though.

Whatever this is, it's well worth growing, as are so many of these 
compact Colchicum species. Sorry to hear Jim McKenney lost it. I'll lift 
the corms next summer and try it on the rock garden too.

Mysterious names often derive from older floras published during the 
Soviet era. There may have been official encouragement to botanists to 
publish unique names for species described elsewhere under other names. 
One can observe this tendency under autocratic regimes elsewhere as well.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon

On 9/26/2018 12:10 PM, penstemon wrote:
>> Has anyone else encountered this name?
> Probably Colchicum liparochiadys, which, according to the Plant List, is an unresolved name. Tropicos shows no citation; e-monocot and Plantarium don’t even list it.
> Bob
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