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Re: retain their species names

  • Subject: Re: retain their species names
  • From: "Bill Meyer" <njhosta@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 16:50:43 -0400

Hi Bob,
       The reason for this is that these are plants found in the wild.
'Mountain Snow' is a montana species selection from wild montana populations
in Japan. Most of the others are too. The "fortuneis" were decided to be
hybrids, not species, as there doesn't seem to be any wild population of
them, and they may not be related to each other at all. For the most part, I
think further decisions about species backgrounds will wait until we can
start getting DNA analysis done.

............Bill Meyer

> Hi everyone
> I was working on adding descriptions to the M section of the library. I
> came across montana Mountain Snow. Why does this one and a few other
> plants retain their species names when most others lose theirs when
> hybridized. This makes it darn confusing if there isn't a good reason
> for it.
> --
> Bye
> Bob
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