April 2019 - GotM - Aeonium

January 2017 - Genus of the Month - Lepismium
Post Reply
Terry S.
BCSS Member
Posts: 695
Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Branch: NORTH SURREY
Country: England
Role within the BCSS: Journal Team

April 2019 - GotM - Aeonium

Post by Terry S. » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:24 am

I note that Ray has used the cultivar name 'Schwarzkopf' for the black form of Aeonium arboreum. The general opinion these days seems to be that the cultivar was originally established in Dutch so that the name should be 'Swartkop'. A name established in Roman characters should not be translated, who would want a plant called 'Blackhead' anyway? Does Ray disagree with the current thinking or is it just a slip of the pen?
User avatar
Stuart
BCSS Member
Posts: 837
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Branch: BRIGHTON, HOVE & District
Country: England

Re: April 2019 - GotM - Aeonium

Post by Stuart » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:18 am

If Dutch, shouldn't it be Zwartkop, I think the Dutch for black is zwart. At one time the RHS 'Plant Finder' book listed 'Schwartzkop' and 'Arnold Schwartzkop', somehow hybridised with the then Governor of California!
Stuart
Terry S.
BCSS Member
Posts: 695
Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Branch: NORTH SURREY
Country: England
Role within the BCSS: Journal Team

Re: April 2019 - GotM - Aeonium

Post by Terry S. » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:36 am

Sorry, my pen is slipping now. Of course it should be 'Zwartkop'
User avatar
juster
BCSS Member
Posts: 781
Joined: 17 Sep 2013
Branch: CROYDON
Country: UK
Role within the BCSS: Branch Show
Location: Surrey

Re: April 2019 - GotM - Aeonium

Post by juster » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:18 pm

A variegated A. haworthii
IMG_0679.JPG
and Zwartkop
IMG_0682.JPG
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
Post Reply