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Pfauenuage & Romeo

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Pfauenuage & Romeo
  • From: Linda Mann lmann@volfirst.net
  • Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:31:28 -0400

There has been some discussion of this way back in the early days of
........ it is the opinion of Phil Edinger, HIPS ID   Chairman, that the
real PFAUENUAGE ( G.u.K ,1906) is probably extinct and   that which we
have all been growing under that name--which  means "peacock's   eye"--
is actually ROMEO (Millet, 1912).

Comparison of the photos in the article in ROOTS in which this instance
of    the "usurper syndrome"  is discussed show that ROMEO and
  [fow-en-nwa-guh] are nearly identical.  .........

The article in question is "Of Exotic Birds and Tragic Lovers", by Phil
Edinger, in the Fall 1993 issue of ROOTS.

Anner Whitehead [at the time of the original post Commercial Source
Chairman, Historic Iris Preservation Society]
hope that's helpful...
Doesn't answer which is which tho....
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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