Old botanical name -?

January 2, 2009
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ok kids, time for another round of pin the tail on the botanical name…
N. minor fl. pl. = N. minor flore pleno (give or take a latin ending)
Minor plenus, in the RHS, is ‘Flore Pleno’
Gallicus minor flore pleno, in the RHS, is Eystettensis
This is from an 1813 gardener’s list. In a different text from 1806 there’s a listing of N. minor for sale.
Thoughts? Pointers?
Help!
-s

4 responses to “Old botanical name -?”

  1. Marilyn Howe says:


    In a message dated 1/2/2009 1:26:31 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  title= writes:

    ok kids, time for another round of pin the tail on the botanical name…

    N. minor fl. pl. = N. minor flore pleno (give or take a latin ending)

      Narcissus with small double flower = Narcissus with small double flower


    Minor plenus, in the RHS, is ‘Flore Pleno’

      Small double, in the RHS, is Double Flower


    Gallicus minor flore pleno, in the RHS, is Eystettensis

      With small double flower from Gaul (France) is a synonym for ‘Eystettenisis’ 
    ‘Eystettenisis’ is name for a place in Germany called Eichstätt founded in the mid 14th century as the residence of the prince bishops of the Eichstätt bishopric. 

    This is from an 1813 gardener’s list. In a different text from 1806 there’s a listing of N. minor for sale.

     
    Your above references are vague. Who is the author or Publisher? Is the above reference(s) the exact title?
     
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    Thoughts? Pointers?

    Help!

    -s

    Hi Sara,
    There is no reference given for the use of the above names used in the description of “Eystettensis’  Page 405 of the International  Daffodil Register and Classified List 2008. by the Registration Authority. You would have to inquire with the Registrar for the references. 
    Marilynn Howe

  2. Marilyn Howe says:


    Hi Sara,
    In E.A. Bowles The Narcissus Pages 89-90, 2nd Edition he gives a nice history on Narcissus eyestettensis.
    Marilynn Howe 

  3. Hein Meeuwissen says:

    Hello Sara, Daffnetters
    At first the very best wishes to all for the new year. We ended 2008 with iceskting on the water araund our fields and started with that in 2009. Today there is no frost but forecast is that it will be colder again this week. I will show 15 different pots of daffodils this week, Might sent photos later.
    When I was asked for n. minor fl. pl. I would have offered n Rip van Winkle for that is syn.of n. pumilus plenus and pumilus is syn. of minor so the names are all mixed up. Again with the old names.
    Best regards, Hein Meeuwissen, Voorhout, Holland.

  4. Marilyn Howe says:


    In a message dated 1/4/2009 2:22:35 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  title= writes:

    When I was asked for n. minor fl. pl. I would have offered n Rip van Winkle
    for that is syn.of  n. pumilus plenus and pumilus is syn. of minor so the
    names are all mixed up. Again with the old names

    Hi Hein,
    Do you know how many leaves N. ‘Rip van Winkle’ has on a blooming size bulb?
    Marilynn