Help with a name

Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 07:57:00 PDT

As some of you may have noticed if you study the 
wiki, Alessandro Marinello grows many unusual 
plants that not many of the rest of us grow. He 
is always adding photos of plants I don't know anything about.

He has photos to add to the wiki and is asking what name to use.

Kew lists the accepted name as

Pyrolirion albicans Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 184 (1837)

Mobot's Tropicos lists two different accepted names:
Cooperia albicans (Herb.) Sprague
  Macbride, J. F. 1936. Amaryllidaceae, Flora of 
Peru. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 13(1/3): 631–690.

Zephyranthes albicans (Herb.) Baker
  Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi 1993. Catalogue of 
the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru. 
Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45: i–xl, 1–1286.

Can anyone help us figure out what to call this 
plant?  I see Pascal has added it under 
Pyrolirion on his wonderful Amaryllidaceae site. 
We will add a synonym to the other wiki page 
although I don't think we have a page for 
Cooperia as when we started we understood that 
name wasn't the accepted name at the time. Any 
information about this plant that we could add as 
text would be greatly appreciated too.


Mary Sue 

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