[Trillium-l] Sulcatum Diversity

Jim McClements jimmcclem at gmail.com
Fri May 13 23:04:24 CEST 2011


I should add to what I wrote earlier that the same profile occurs in T.
simile, helping to differentiate it from white T. erectum. Jim

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Jim McClements <jimmcclem at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I was told, a few years back, that T. sulcatum in profile has a
> candle-snuffer shape, whereas the other members of the "erectum complex" are
> essentially flat when viewed in profile.
>
> I find this very helpful. I don't find the sulcate sepal (not petal) to be
> nearly as distinguishing, despite its being the source of the species' name.
>
> Jim McClements
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> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Stephen Vella <
> Stephen.Vella at rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au> wrote:
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>> Hello Harold,
>>
>> Thanks for the picks! And interesting to see the diversity. I have a
>> yellow sulcatum that flowered for me for the first time; this was a creamy
>> yellow with red speckles.
>>
>> So what makes T sulcatum so different botanically to the other
>> pedicellates other than the petals being sulcate (boat shape). Can this be
>> seen to the naked eye?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Stephen Vella
>> BlueMounatins
>> Australia z 8
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