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Re: [nise] Re: Hosta Variegation (clarification)

I must admit that I am interested in the posts about the unusual
variegations.  I would like to see some of these types as I have only two
examples at present (one of which is our Fuzzy).  I suppose that I could
call George Schmid about the Gosan variety, but are any of the others
available commercially (such as Snow Flurry)?  I can not repress my
scientific curiosity.


-----Original Message-----
From: LjatsoH@aol.com <LjatsoH@aol.com>
To: nise@onelist.com <nise@onelist.com>; hawesj@gcnet.net
<hawesj@gcnet.net>; hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nise] Re: Hosta Variegation (clarification)

>In a message dated 8/10/99 11:15:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>hawesj@gcnet.net writes:
><< My  intention was to mention that the snow
> flurry variegation pattern had  been reported to have guard cells around
> stomata openings within the white tissue which had more than normal the
> amount of chloroplasts (compared to other cells of  the white tissue).
> The cumulative appearance of the green color of the guard cells
> contributed to the appearance of small green streaks or flecks in the
> white tissue which is typical of the snow flurry type variegation. >>
>Hi Jim and All,
>I was rereading some of the posts on variegation, and I wanted to ask if
>paragraph above might also apply to Gosan Gold Mist? Are there other
>cell/plastid arrangements working to create the yellow on green pattern of
>the leaf?
>There is no clear differentiation between the L1 and L2 layers on G. Gold
>Mist as in Snow Flurry. I am very new to this so any insight to this very
>unique form of variegation would be appreciated.
>Lori Johnson
>Buffalo, NY
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