[aroid-l] Dracunculus vulgaris
- Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus vulgaris
- From: James Waddick email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:52:31 -0500
Dear Alan- Your bicolor spathe form and
Wilbert's All white and
Peter's detailed report on this genus
inspired me to write a botanist friend in Turkey and here's
some comments to share:
"There are four variants of this plant ...:
1. Var. laevigatus Engler: described from Rhodos Island, was distinguished
by its smooth spadix and absence of sterile flowers; similar forms occur in
2. Var. elongatus Engler: seems to represent the upper limit of variation in
3. Var. ??? (can be considered so): is noteworthy in having both spathe and
spadix densely covered in very short white hair-like processes from
Çanakkale, (Kirk 1856).
4. Var. ??? (can be considered so): a similar but much less dense indumentum
occurs on another specimen from the same area Assos in Çanakkale, (Sint.
It appears that it is not a pure species, but with many
conspecific taxa. This can be also be justified from its wide
occurrence in almost 1/3rd of
I don't know if these varietal names are valid, but I'll try
to send him out to Canakkale next spring to take pics and maybe
Now about those white flowered Cretan plants. Can't some S.
European aroider just run by and collect seed which should be ripe
now? It is so close.
Best Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +