2 responses to “July 2019 in the Garden”

  1. Garden Communications

    Katherine, You may be correct, but I have no knowledge of the details of the hybridization (e.g., which was the female parent, etc.), but I suspect the portmanteau name was formed the way it was because Chitalpa sounds better than Catalpopsis.
    – Douglas Justice

  2. Katherine Wagner-Reiss

    Thank you for that wonderfully clear explanation of how xChitalpa came to be! I am wondering of the fact that
    “Chi” precedes “talpa” in the new genus name tells us anything about which genus was the pollen donor?

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