Re: Acorus tatorinowii continued
Okay, here is the deal. Hope that I can help a little bit on the subject.
I am co-authoring the genus Acorus with Prof. Li Heng for the English
Flora of China. So far, I have seen quite a few specimens of the genus.
Prof. Li recorgnizes four species in China:
Acorus tatarinowii stands out well from A. gramineus in the herbarium. Of
course, whenever I have an inflorescence. I do have problems to tell A.
tatarinowii from A. rumphianus. But I need to convince Prof. Li that they
should be the same. Cheers,
> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 00:38:20 -0500
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> From: "James W. Waddick" <email@example.com>
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> Subject: Re: Acorus tatorinowii continued
> Dear Aroid-L;
> Did a quick check through my Chinese books and find that The
> "Iconographia ..." (a sort of reader's digest condensed Flora of China)
> calls A. tatorinowii a synonym of A. gramineus.
> A Dictionary of Chinese Flora list Acorus with four species, but
> only discusses the 2 in China (gramineus and calamus).
> A look at inventories shows A. tatorinowii in the collections of
> the Hangzhou and Nanjing Botanical Gardens. With MBG's close ties to
> Nanjing , Tom C. could snap up a plant in moments, I'd bet.
> The truth is out there.
> Jim W.
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