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Fw: Silver Lady

  • Subject: [ferns] Fw: Silver Lady
  • From: "Bob Halley" rhalley1@san.rr.com
  • Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 21:25:00 -0700

Bob Halley
1714 Malden St.
San Diego, CA,  92109
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Halley" <rhalley1@san.rr.com>
To: "fernet" <fernet@koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 11:23 AM
Subject: Silver Lady


>
> Subject: Silver Lady
>
>
>   On the subject of Blechnum 'Silver Lady', I have been speaking with
> Barbara Joe Hoshizaki ('Fern Grower's Manual', Hoshizaki and Moran - 2001)
> and she tells me that it is a form of B. brasiliense rather than B.
gibbum.
> I know the original propagator attributes it to B. gibbum and many of its
> outward appearances seem more like 'gibbum' than 'brasiliense' - size,
light
> and airy form, etc. However, examination of a mature plant will show that
it
> is definitely monomorphic (sterile & fertile fronds alike) which agrees
with
> 'brasiliense' rather than 'gibbum'. B. gibbum has a flush of fertile
fronds
> with narrow, contracted pinnules. Perhaps it is safest just to call it
> 'Blechnum Silver Lady'

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