Status of Merendera

Pacific Rim
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:00:37 PST
Jane McGary asked about the status of Merendera.

It's now Colchicum, according to Karin Persson, who is pretty well
recognized as the arbiter of taxonomy in Colchicaceae, the Colchicum family.
Current Colchicum taxonomy is summarized in Persson's "Nomenclatural
Synopsis of the Genus Colchicum (Colchicaceae), with some new species and
combinations" in the December 2007 Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik,
Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie.

Jane, I have no time to check details but I would not be surprised if your
references for "Merendera not" were either by Persson or leaning on her.

For those who require a little oxygen, Karin Persson is a botanist at the
Göteborg Botanical Garden in Sweden. After years and years of work in field
and lab, published bursts, she has been promising for some time to publish a 
treatment of Colchicaceae in book form.

The Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik has considerable whomp. Can anyone
suggest a journal in English with the same status? I was thinking perhaps
the Journal of the Linnean Society. (Blurt in haste, repent at leisure).

Paige Woodward

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