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Re: [IGSROBIN] what's in a name?


Hi Andrew,
Regals are the result of much hybridization and records suggest that
cucullatum and later,grandiflorum, were heavily involved.
P.x domesticum is the alloted botanical name for all of the regal
cultivars.
Regards
Alby
Geraniaceae is all around the World
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> From: Andrew <awilson@FDA.NET>
> To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU
> Subject: what's in a name?
> Date: Wednesday, 26 May 1999 15:29
>
> Dear All,
>
> Simple question for you. Since it is the height of the season for Regals
> I just thought I'd raise the question now. I had thought they were
> derived from P. cucullatum and P. grandiflorum. Is that wrong? They are
> sometimes referred to as forms of P. x domesticum. Since I do not know
> maybe somebody can tell me if P. domesticum is a real species or if it
> is a made-up name?
>
> Andrew
> San Diego, California





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