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Re: [aroid-l] Cultivars of Dracunculus vulgaris

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Cultivars of Dracunculus vulgaris
  • From: "Peter C Boyce" levieux.jardin@wanadoo.fr
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 07:47:56 +0200

Hiya Jim

Well, that's certainly what I think needs to be encouraged - although of
course cultivars need to be validly & effectively published and thus can be
off-putting to folks, but, certainly, cultivars ar far preferable to the
supporting of a plethora of taxonomic varieties, forms, etc.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:21 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] Cultivars of Dracunculus vulgaris

> >Dear Jim
> >
> >With the possible exception of the hairy-spathed form Dracunculus
> >is without much doubt one variable species - if you find that hard to
> >swallow.
> Dear Pete;
> No problem. I doubt this "taxonomy" myself. Just passing
> along info  in quotes. I am quite aware of natural variation patterns
> -sometime quite extremes. But it does seem like there's enough
> variety that someone could do some selecting and introduce cultivars
> doesn't it?
> Wilbert's D. vulgaris 'White Dragon,
> Alan's 'Harlequin Dragon',
> Your 'Hairy Dragon' etc. on a roll.
> Best Jim
> --
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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