Help with S. Baja bulb ID

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:53:39 PST
Wow, you guys are so good at this. Even Mary Sue was able to guess  
its putative genus and family just from the photos. Thanks so much.
Alberto Castillo tells me that apparently it was thought to be long  
lost. Alan Meerow said "some (most?) lump with Bessera.  Chris Pires  
at U of Missouri (works on Themidaceae) appears to treat it as a  
Bessera". He also sent me a Mexican journal article from 2004 where  
it was neotypified since the type specimen had been lost. (You can  
find a PDF file of it in Spanish at 
publicaciones/ABM.CONTENIDOS.2004.a.htm entitled "Neotipificación de  
Behria tenuiflora" of issue Num. 67 of 2004.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA, USDA Zone 10a

On Nov 22, 2006, at 8:30 AM, Diana Chapman wrote:
> It is probably Behria tenuiflora, known only from Baja and closely  
> related
> to Bessera (it may now be included in Bessera).

On Nov 22, 2006, at 8:20 AM, <>  
<> wrote:
> I think this might be the plant referred to as Bessera/Behria  
> tenuifolia.  Can anyone speak with authority as to which genus it's  
> in now?  Does it have a common name (besides "coralito")?
> Shawn Pollard

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