Free e-magazine IRG 142 for October 2021 is now online:
Contributions this month are from Australia, the Czech Republic and California, via Turkey! Alan Ayton writes about Tasmanian plants, Dr Vlastimil Pilous introduces some Gymnospermium from the interesting family, Berberidaceae and Chris Gardner of Vira Natura makes his first trip to America after the relaxation of travel during the Covid pandemic to reconnoitre future trip destinations.
Cover image of IRG 142 - Dracophyllum persistentifolium (syn. Richea scopari), photo Alan Ayton.
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Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
IRG 143 for November 2021 is now online.
This IRG is something of an ‘Australian Special’. Jamus Stonor brings a large selection of Australian orchids; Alan Ayton takes us on a trip in the Victorian Alps and Fermi de Sousa shares some of the plants in his garden in the month of October as Spring brings its delights.
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Cover image: Olearia frostii, photo, Alan Ayton.
As many around the world celebrate a holiday period, the IRG Team wishes
all its readers kind greetings of the season and good hopes for health and
happiness in the coming year. Of course, we wish the same for your plants!
After one hundred and forty years, a species of Oxalis, long thought lost, has
been rediscovered, in part thanks to the IRG. Julian Shaw of the Royal
Horticultural Society writes about the rediscovery of Oxalis brevis.
Staying in South America, we learn of a lovely new Euphrasia species in Chile, from David Santos,
John Watson and Ana Rosa Flores. The Eyebrights are generally rather overlooked, which is
sometimes the case for these charming flowers, which can be tricky to grow in cultivation. This
extremely rare species is most unlikely ever to come into cultivation, but it is wonderful to learn
about it, nonetheless.
Fresh from a fact-checking trip to Kos, Jānis Rukšāns describes a new species, Crocus samarsii
and two more new Crocus (Iridaceae) species from Turkey and Chios. These are Crocus erolii
from Turkey, named for Prof. Osman Erol, of Istanbul University and Crocus homeri from Chios.
Crocus samarsii is named for Theodoros Samaras, who discovered this novelty.
The last article is a book review by J. Ian Young of an excellent publication, “A Field Guide to the
Plants of Armenia” by Tamar Galstyan from Filbert Press.
IRG 144 Cover image: Euphrasia achibuenoensis - photo by David Santos.
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