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Re: var. What it means....

In a message dated 8/13/1999 9:47:46 PM Central Daylight Time, 
Mrgrthumb@aol.com writes:

<< In a message dated 08/13/1999 8:59:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
 zonneveld@rulbim.leidenuniv.nl writes:
 << The plants wehave as Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' etc are not 
  varieties in the botanical sense but cultivars  >>
 What you shared is technically correct but in everyday discussion here in 
 States, Cultivar and Variety are used interchangeably....
 Thanks though!
    Dave >>
 Dave is right. Ben is right. Perhaps what we should do is to differentiate 
the term "variety" from the term, abbreviated "var." The latter does not mean 
"variety" as everyone uses it, but rather a Latin word==varietas. 

It is correct, I think, to refer to H. p. 'Aphrodite' as a "variety" of H. 
plantaginea. But not correct to refer to it as a "var." of H. plantaginea.

Clyde Crockett
P.S. to Dave==Hostas on the way soon for your society. 
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