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Re: Dracunculus canariensis

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Dracunculus canariensis
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 18:33:11 -0600 (CST)


Isn't it a good idea that you all buy/borrow Mayo, Bogner & Boyce "Genera of
Araceae". It is all in there. AND much of it in Deni Bown's book too.
Believe me, there is more put on paper than you may believe.

Just a thought......


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Tyerman <tyerman@dynamite.com.au>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: donderdag 25 januari 2001 1:54
Subject: Re: Dracunculus canariensis

> Howdy All (again),
> Thank you Rob for this email (I've responded to you directly as well).
> Now........ The reason I ask all of this is that a Friend of mine
> from South Australia a white Dracunculus sold as Canariensis.  She has
> spoken with the seller and he says it IS D. canariensis (and is white with
> a greenish spadix) and that the lemon yellow one is something else,
> something called D. creticum or something like that (she wasn't sure
> exactly what he called it).  It is quite possible that he is even on this
> list as he collects aroids.  If so, Hello!!!
> So...... I'm confused (it doesn't take much).  Are there definitely only
> two species?  Are there others that are closely allied (like Helicodicerus
> muscivorus used to be D. muscivorus) that may not be Dracunculus but are
> something else with similar appearance.
> You people are the only reference I have to find out about this, so I hope
> no-one minds me asking.  Again I thank Rob for getting back to me.  Any
> information will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks all
> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8
> mailto:tyerman@dynamite.com.au
> Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Lilium, Aroids, plus
> just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!
> >Hi Paul,
> >
> >There are two Dracunculus species. D.vulgaris and D.canariensis.
> >D.vulgaris does have a white form that hails from somewhere on Crete. It
> >is a beautiful plant and I have been trying for ever to get it. Alas it
> >eludes me.
> >The word 'Schott' refers to the author (describer) of D.vulgaris and is
> >not a species/subspecies/variety name.
> >Dracunculus canariensis hails from the Canary Islands and is an elegant
> >plant with
> >pale green unmottled stems and leaves and a tall sweet scented, pale
> >creamy lemon infloresence . In Aus. it grows the same time as
> >D.vulgaris...comes up in winter and dies down in December. It should
> >grow well in Canberra if you don't get too many of your vicious frosts.
> >It grows so easily for me I have always got spares if you fancy some.
> >
> >Anybody out there got the white D.vulgaris ?? Name your price !
> >
> >cheers,
> >       Rob.
> >
> >--
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >Rob McClure
> >Department of Biological Sciences
> >Monash University (Clayton Campus)
> >Victoria Australia 3800
> >
> >
> >

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