Unexpected name change in Muscari

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:48:57 PST
I was checking the Kew list yesterday to be sure I had some names right. I was curious to see what the Muscari which in the past has been called moschatum, muscarimi, ambrosiacum and probably other names is currently called. There was a big surprise here: evidently it's now Muscari recemosum. 
Does anyone know if this means that the plant we have long known as Muscari racemosum has a new name also? Or are "old" Muscari racemosum and the musk hyacinth now being treated as conspecific?

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