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Fam.: Amaryllidaceae / Amaryllis Fam.      

Genus:  Galanthus  L.
 

Authors:
   HOOK.F.:  Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911), English botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Galanthus:   gala = milk, anthos = blossom
   elwesii:   Henry John Elwes (1846 - 1922), British explorer and naturalist (ELWES)
   nivalis:   snow
 

In Mannheim's main cemetery I found two smaller and one larger feral populations of the hybrid Galanthus elwesii x nivalis. From Galanthus elwesii they have e.g. larger flowers and the second green ring on the inner petals, as well as wider leaves. The influence of Galanthus nivalis can be seen e.g. in the fact that the leaves are not as wide and flat as those of pure Galanthus elwesii, and also the 'hood' at the upper end of the leaves is weaker.
The hybrid populations found make an older impression and are apparently capable of reproduction (at least via daughter bulbs since in the cemetery the infructescences are mown early). Today it's no more possible to say whether hybridization occurred in situ, or whether the hybrid populations are descended from previously planted hybrids. In some distance there are in the cemetery also small numbers of pure Galanthus elwesii and at many places large numbers of Galanthus nivalis found growing wild, of the latter both normal-flowered ones and large-flowered horticultural varieties.

 

Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 1:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 2:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 3:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 4:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 5:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 6:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 7:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Fig. 8:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 9.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 9:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 10:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 11:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 12:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 13:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 14:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 15:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 16:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 17:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 18:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 19:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 20:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 21:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 22:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Fig. 23:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim 3.2.2022
Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop, D Mannheim-Rheinau 26.2.2022
Fig. 24:  Galanthus elwesii x nivalis / Hybrid Snowdrop
D Mannheim-Rheinau 26.2.2022

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