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Re: Jim's begonia's pictures

yes, ceres, a profusion of pale pink blooms. that was one of the first attractions to it.

and, yes, the name business in begonias leaves [no pun intended] a lot to be desired. i think it's because hybridization started way before nomenclaturalization--so the original roots [no pun intended] have long since been lost.

at some point all this very out-of-date genus/species nomenclature will yield for a system based on dna analysis--which most of us won't understand, but which will end a lot of the academic bickering, and, perhaps, eliminate some of the questionable identifications we now have. it certainly ought to straighten out the begonia, orchid, african violet, and fuchsia genuses.

At 04:20 PM 12/22/02 -0500, you wrote:
Jim, I have one similiar to the silver leafed one.  Does this have pale pink
blooms?  I really dislike the fact that most begonias are labeled just that.
    I have one angel wing that I purchased in a 2" pot and now is > 5' or
taller than I.  I am letting it grow to see how tall it would get.  This one
has never bloomed.

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