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Author Topic: Bulb Log 8/11  (Read 1387 times)

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Bulb Log 8/11
« on: February 23, 2011, 10:16:36 PM »
The little cantabricus type in Bulb Log 8/11  looks like what I have been growing as N. cantabricus tananicus. This is an invalid name, and I think Rafa calls something very similar N. eualbidus.


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Re: Bulb Log 8/11
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 10:17:16 PM »
I should have said, the flowers are very small.
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Re: Bulb Log 8/11
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 11:22:44 PM »
The little cantabricus type looks like what I have been growing as N. cantabricus tananicus. This is an invalid name, and I think Rafa calls something very similar N. eualbidus.
Anne - let me add to the nomenclatural confusion:

RBG Kew does not  even recognise the existence of a name N. eualbidus but accepts the name N. cantabricus subsp. tananicus as legitimate**.
In her 2009  list Rannveig Wallis includes N. cantabricus  var. eualbidus whose name she attributes to Mike Salmon. Her description sounds like your plant.  Needless to say, Kew does not even recognise the existence of such a name.
In the AGS Bull. 68 (2), June 2000 Ron Beeston pictures a plant like yours which he calls N. cantabricus subsp. clusii but mentions that Mike Salmon believes it should be called subsp eualbidum [sic].
I have more, but I think this is enough to be going on with.

I have the impression that Mike Salmon follows the 'Spanish splitters’ whereas Kew tends to ‘lump’.
Take your pick.

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**As does Blanchard, but his plant sounds completely different!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2011, 11:26:04 PM by Gerry Webster »
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Re: Bulb Log 8/11
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 07:29:37 PM »
Hmm, I think you'll find that the official tananicus is quite different - mine has been called tananicus in the trade or some such expression. I think I'll indulge in a little gallic shrug.  ::)
It's nice anyway!
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