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Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus foliage

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus foliage
  • From: "Peter Boyce" boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk
  • Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 21:08:14 +0200

Hi Jim

For a long time it was claimed that the heavily white-chevroned forms of
Dracunculus vulgaris were from Crete (there is even a variety cretensis,
recognized by Engler, for this leaf form). However, while it is true that
the vast majority of plants on Crete are so marked, the variegated form also
occurs in western Turkey and also crops up on other Aegea islands.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 4:06 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus foliage

> Dear All;
> A few years ago it seems like the only Dracunculus I ever saw
> had all green foliage - without  white chevron marks/stripes. Over
> the last few years I have  been more successful growing this species
> and all my mature plants have these striking white chevrons. I recall
> hearing that only certain geographic forms were so marked. True?
> I noticed that seedlings and small offsets have clear unmarked leaves.
> Any comments on the incidence of this marked/unmarked forms
> of Dracunculus?
> Thanks. Jim W.
> ps you can see these white Chevrons on Alan Gallaway's Bleeding Dragon
> http://www4.ncsu.edu/~alan/plants/aroids/dracunculus/drac-pg2/
> --
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
> Ph.    816-746-1949
> E-fax  419-781-8594
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> Summer 100F +

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