A. bathycoleum

Tony Avent tony at PLANTDEL.COM
Thu Jun 3 14:03:52 CEST 1999

>Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 08:01:32 -0400
>To: ggusman at ulb.ac.be (guy gusman)
>From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdel.com>
>Subject: Re: A. bathycoleum
>In-Reply-To: <v01520d02b37bee8226da@[]>
>       Thanks for the explanation regarding A. bathycoleum/saxitale/odoratum.
So, if the drawings in the Flora of China and Flora Reipublicae Polularis
Sinicae (FRPS), and Flora Yunnanica are all wrong...no wonder we have a
mess.  Were these drawings not based on actual specimens?  If so, any idea
how such a mistake occurred?
>       It is true that the leaves of A. sp. 1 match closer the drawing of A.
saxitale in the above publications.
>       The flowers on A. sp. 1 however are never upright at any time for us, and
always emerge a shiny green.  They do turn yellow upon fading.  There is a
delightful fragrance of lemon that we had not noticed before.
>       If A. odoratum, to which I can find no reference has three leaflets, then
we can discard this also and return to A. saxitale, albeit with some
Tony Avent
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