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
> 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
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