greg at EZI-LEARN.COM.AU
Fri Jun 4 00:30:03 CEST 1999
On last year's trip Li Heng was emphatic that not to much reliance should be
placed on that art work. I hope the english edition will be OK. Comments
were particularly aimed at Flora Yunnanica.
Australian Areae Collection
>> Thanks for the explanation regarding A.
>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
>saxitale in the above publications.
>> The flowers on A. sp. 1 however are never upright at any time for
>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
>we can discard this also and return to A. saxitale, albeit with some
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