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Maggi Young

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« Reply #165 on: April 28, 2022, 09:31:05 PM »
In this edition of IRG, two new Tulipa species from sect. Biflores (subgen. Eriostemones, Liliaceae)  are described from the Zagros Mountains of Iran, and Zhetysu,  Kazakhstan, from Dr Janis Rukšāns (Latvia)  and Dr Dimitri Zubov (Ukraine), who are both passionate scholars of geophytic plants.

Following that is an article on the lovely Saxifraga ludlowii from the famed Czech plantsman, Vojtěch Holubec.

Finally this month there is a review of a new book which is surely going to become a “must have” for all people with a passion to grow plants in a fashion which really suits them! We have eagerly awaited this book by Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs and its arrival has fulfilled all our most demanding expectations of it.  There is much in it to be useful to any plant lover and the rigour devoted to its production is remarkable. The IRG Team is certainly impressed by it!

Download free here: https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Apr291651236666IRG148.pdf


Cover image: Saxifraga ludlowii  grown (in the Tromsř arctic-alpine botanic garden from seed coll. Tibet Rawu 5000m) and photographed by Martin Hajman.
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« Reply #166 on: May 26, 2022, 09:23:28 PM »
I hope that this month’s IRG provides an interesting range of articles.

 Firstly, we have some terrific photos of Dionysia species in habitat in Iran from Dr Sajad Alipour. These plants are mainly grown in the alpine house in the UK. Luckily there are one or two nurseries selling these plants albeit not in large numbers, so it is not impossible to try one’s hand at growing these often difficult plants.  They can be seen growing well in some Botanic Gardens, such as Gothenburg or Tübingen where there are considerable collections.

 Second article is the description of Crocus dolatyarii – a new species from W Iran from Janis Rukšāns.

 Next up is a book review of Saunders’ Field Guide to the Gladioli of South Africa by David Carver.
 
 Unfortunately, the previous publication of Tulipa brinkii in IRG was precluded by IPNI.org as complying with official naming, so the article, with additions, is repeated here. Thanks to Sjaak de Groot and B.J.M. Zonneveld.

Download IRG 149 here:
https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Jun041654351798IRG_149.pdf



Cover image: Dionysia zetterlundii in habitat - photo Sajad Alipour.
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« Reply #167 on: June 04, 2022, 03:12:58 PM »
Please note- due to technical difficulty- IRG 149, May 2022 may now be downloaded here:
https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Jun041654351798IRG_149.pdf

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« Reply #168 on: June 23, 2022, 07:52:08 PM »
This month’s IRG- No. 150  for June 2022 brings new descriptions of three Puschkinia species from the Iranian Alborz & Zagros mountains and no less than five new Crocus species from north-western & western Iran. Authors are Janis Rukšāns, from Latvia, with Dimitri Zubov, from Ukraine and Janis with Alireza Dolatyari from Iran. Further evidence, if such were needed, of the wealth of plant diversity in Iran.

https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2022Jun231656010077IRG150.pdf


Cover image: Crocus chionophilus - seed capsule and seeds -photo Janis Rukšāns.
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« Reply #169 on: July 28, 2022, 11:19:36 AM »
IRG 151: A new species of Eranthis from Iran is described by Jānis Rukšāns – this genus is a valuable one for early season colour in the garden and is justly popular for its bright yellow flowers at a time when such colour is so much appreciated. Elsewhere in this issue we have comments on the growing and name changes of Lesquerella, the former name of a genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae from the Czech gardener, Zdeněk Řeháček.  Vlastimil Pilous, another Czech, takes as his subject the pipevine, Dutchman's pipe or birthwort, Aristolochia – these are plants with a wide distribution which have previously been much used in medicines, but which are now known to be toxic. The plants are the food of various butterfly larvae, rendering them unpalatable to predators. Aristolochia can be found in many countries though some are now under threat.

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Eranthis kurdica sp.nov.  on pass near Qamchiyan- cover  image by Jānis Rukšāns
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