Verifying Zephyranthes names

Jane McGary
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:05:39 PST
I'm working on a cumulative index to the NARGS journal and am trying 
to verify the validity of the plant names that have been cited over a 
period of many years. Internet searches are sometimes helpful, 
sometimes not (the great annoyance is that Google almost always comes 
up with a certain set of almost entirely useless websites that seem 
to have a capability of plugging in any species name that is searched 
with a genus name they have filed, whether they have any information 
on that taxon or not). The genus Zephyranthes is particularly 
difficult to fathom, so I'd like someone who knows the current 
thinking to look at the list below and tell me which names are 
validly published and accepted at this time, and, I hope, the 
synonyms for those that are not. Can you help? An authority and date 
for valid names would be much appreciated. I marked the ones that 
seem particularly problematic with question marks.

Zephyranthes atamasca
Zephyranthes chichimeca
Zephyranthes chlorosolen
Zephyranthes citrina
Zephyranthes drummondii
Zephyranthes flavissima ?
Zephyranthes grandiflora
Zephyranthes insularum ?
Zephyranthes jonesii
Zephyranthes katherinae ?
Zephyranthes lindleyana
Zephyranthes longifolia
Zephyranthes macrosiphon
Zephyranthes morrisclintii ?
Zephyranthes pulchella
Zephyranthes refugiensis
Zephyranthes reginae ?
Zephyranthes rosea
Zephyranthes simpsonii
Zephyranthes smallii
Zephyranthes texana = Habranthus tubispathus?
Zephyranthes traubii
Zephyranthes treatii = Z. atamasca var. treatii?

Thank you!
Jane McGary

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