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From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>

>As for LATE AMETHYST....    The one obtainable through this year's ASI
>Plant Sale may well be the real thing -- but an oncogelia hybrid has been
>in distribution for some years under this label.  If you want to see what
>the real LATE AMETHYST looks like, go to the Regelia Species page on my web
>The imposter has a larger, wider flower, and a V-shaped signal instead of
>the characteristic amethyst blush on the falls of the real LATE AMETHYST.

Another mystery solved--fifteen years ago I bought 'Late Amythest' from the
ASI, and it looked like the imposter Sharon describes.  However, I am
unsure that it was an oncogelia; it seemed to have some AB characteristics.

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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