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Re: help with P. Auracana

  • Subject: Re: help with P. Auracana
  • From: maria guzman mirror@3RIVERS.NET
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 20:54:06 -0600

If you go to this page you will find, 3rd letter down from top, a photo of
er, an araucana



>I don't have an answer for you, but there has to be something wrong with
>that name.  "Auracana" refers to a region in Southern Chile, Araucania, and
>has been applied to plants from their region, like Araucaria araucana.  If
>your "P." refers to Pelargonium, I cannot find any record of a species of
>Pelargonium with that name, and it is unlikely that any such exists.  There
>is no rule that says that a plant's specific epithet has to be appropriate,
>but most are, and Pelargoniums are  all native to the Old World--mostly
>southern Africa.  Are you sure you read the label right?  Was it
>Could it possibly be P. arenicola?
>John MacGregor
>South Pasadena, CA 91030
>USDA zone 9   Sunset zones 21/23

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