Sunday, 23 November 2008

Canna speciosa (Roscoe) Hook. Part 2

So, having now established that Canna speciosa is a distinct and separate species we are left with another awkward decision to make.

unknown species type, incorrect C. speciosa

What are we going to do with the plants that we have been calling C. speciosa in our ignorance, but obviously are not that species? This is an attractive plant, that has not become any the less attractive now that it's name cannot be called C. speciosa.

Our own plant has now changed its label and it is labelled as "unknown species type, incorrect speciosa". That way I will continue looking for a correct name, and not loose sight of the fact that this was the one which was once erroneously call C. speciosa.

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