Solanaceae Week: Schizanthus wisetonensis from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 8, 2011, 1:04:17 AM4/8/11
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 Schizanthus wisetonensis Hort. -- ex Gard. Chron. 1900

Garden ornamental with flowers in a wide variety of colours. An unusual genus of the family with zygomorphic flowers. Photographed from Delhi University Flowers Show on February 25, 2011

Common name: Butterfly flower

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tanay bose

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Apr 8, 2011, 9:24:13 AM4/8/11
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Lovely flower
Tanay
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mani nair

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Apr 8, 2011, 10:05:55 AM4/8/11
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Gurcharan ji, beautiful flowers.  Are they fragrant?
Regards,
Mani.

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 8, 2011, 10:21:43 AM4/8/11
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Not unfortunately. Schizanthus is also commonly known as poor man's orchid.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

mani nair

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Apr 8, 2011, 10:25:28 AM4/8/11
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Thanks Gurcharan ji
Regards,
Mani.

JM Garg

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Sep 23, 2022, 11:55:29 AM (9 days ago) Sep 23
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J.M. Garg

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Sep 23, 2022, 12:09:10 PM (9 days ago) Sep 23
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I am confused whether to keep it as Schizanthus pinnatus Ruiz & Pav. or Schizanthus wisetonensis Hort.

If we go by BSI Flora of India Checklist and Floriculture in India - Page 104 (1986) (hybrid of S.pinnata and S. grahamii), only Schizanthus wisetonensis Hort. is listed. However, WFO says this as unchecked name, while POWO and CoL does list this. Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a … – Page 259 and Handbook of Flowering – Volume 6 – Page 569 state it to be a hybrid of S.pinnata and S. retusa/S. retusa 'Grahamii'.

On the other hand, Schizanthus pinnatus Ruiz & Pav. is listed in WFO, POWO as well as CoL.


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Tabish

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Sep 25, 2022, 1:54:45 PM (7 days ago) Sep 25
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Dear Garg ji,
   There is no species as Schizanthus wisetonensis - there is a hybrid by the name Schizanthus x wisetonensis. According to the Handbook of Flowering by Halevy, the species most often used as an ornamental plant is Schizanthus x wisetonensis. I am attaching the chapter from this book which discusses this plant.
   I think it will be safe to assume that the cultivated plants we are seeing are Schizanthus x wisetonensis.
   Best wishes
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J.M. Garg

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Sep 25, 2022, 8:32:24 PM (7 days ago) Sep 25
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Thanks, Tabish ji, for your inputs.
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J.M. Garg

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Sep 28, 2022, 12:32:53 PM (4 days ago) Sep 28
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But to clarify the folllwoing:
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J.M. Garg

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Sep 28, 2022, 12:35:28 PM (4 days ago) Sep 28
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But to clarify the following:
WFO says this (Schizanthus x wisetonensis) as an unchecked name, while POWO and CoL does list this. 

On the other hand, Schizanthus pinnatus Ruiz & Pav. is listed in WFOPOWO as well as CoL.
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 2, 2022, 5:31:07 AM (yesterday) Oct 2
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Can anyone clarify the following?:
WFO says this (Schizanthus x wisetonensis) as an unchecked name, while POWO and CoL does list this. 

On the other hand, Schizanthus pinnatus Ruiz & Pav. is listed in WFOPOWO as well as CoL.
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