Division of Moraea page.

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Thu, 17 Mar 2005 19:00:46 PST
>You could further divide the genus in subgenera (and sections)
>classification which P Goldblatt uses: 5 subgenera:
>1 Visciramosa
>2 Monocehpalea
>3 Moraea which contains 11 sections: such as  Galaxia, Homeria, and
>4 Vieusseuxia
>5 Grandiflora  contains mainly summergrowers from the North and Est of South
>This classifaction really helps to understand the genus. It would be very
>helpful to apply it to the wiki page

Wouldn't this somewhat confuse people if they were looking for a particular 
Moraea and didn't know what type it was?  We do have "younger" (in terms of 
how long they have been gardening, not actual age) who may be viewing the 
pages to find out what a particular species looks like that they have just 
bought (for example).  Wouldn't that put a few people off bothering to look 
them up on the wiki?

I agree it is definitely useful for those trying to understand the genus 
(and therefore a table listing which names fall under which category could 
be useful on the wiki) but I feel it would muddy the water for those who 
were trying to use the wiki for looking up pictures of particular 
species.  Some of these pages can take a while to load now if you're on a 
dial-up modem, so having to then trawl through 5 separate pages to find the 
species you could find easily alphabetically would be a pain for 
non-broadband users.

I had suggested to Mary Sue privately the use of some sort of split via 
alphabetic listing (i.e "Moraea species A - K" etc as this allows splitting 
at whichever letter is best to split so as to divide the page in half.  It 
could also then easily be modified later on if we end up needing to split 
it into 3 rather than 2 (i.e "Moraea species A - F", G - N, O - Z etc) down 
the line somewhere.

I guess it really comes down to what "lowest denominator" we are trying to 
cater for?


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Trilliums, Cyclamen, 
Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just 
about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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