Gladiolus murielae taxonomy question

J.E. Shields
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:17:09 PDT

Peter Goldblatt in his 1996 book, "Gladiolus in Tropical Africa," puts 
Acidanthera into Gladiolus.  Most of his more recent work has been based on 
DNA studies, but this appears to have been based on traditional 
morphological considerations.  He has been broadening some of the genera of 
Southern Africa in recent years, and this seems to be part of that general 

Most folks seem unwilling to challenge Peter on anything, and he probably 
likes it that way.  He does not seem to be a wishy-washy type of person.

I don't know if Mobot still lists him on their roster or not; I don't think 
he is ever there anymore.  He lives in Oregon and probably does most of his 
work at Kirstenbosch, which is where I met him, by accident, one time.

Jim Shields

At 02:39 PM 6/7/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone know the story behind the revival of the name Gladiolus murielae?
>Jim McKenney

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