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Re: REF: Pronounce Species Correctly

Jeff  --  I should have known.  It was only a matter of time, eh?  --  Griff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey Walters" <jeffwiris@yahoo.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] REF: Pronounce Species Correctly

> jgcrump <jgcrump@erols.com> wrote:
> Not being loath to undertake a lesser task, however, I offer you, instead,
> some commentary on why several of the binomials you have listed are named
> they are:
> attica -- similar to tectorum, but grows beneath the roof
> subbiflora -- same as attica, but two floors down
> mandschurica -- a variety, candidans mandschurica, will sit quietly in
> garden for years, then suddenly burst into bloom . . .  etc, etc und
> Griff,
> Your derivations are impeccable with the following exception:
> >>gatesii -- to be planted at the entrance to your garden, of course<<
> Many eminent authorities consider this to be the first computer-generated,
virtual iris.
> Jeff Walters
> in northern Utah
> (USDA Zone 4)
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