Name Changes in Massonia

Nhu Nguyen
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:13:16 PST
May I add that the separation was not to create the new name Massonia
longipes, but to match up modern plants to what was described by Baker in
1897. So it really was just reconciling historical records, an important
part of taxonomy. Whether it is a good species remain to be seen as more
field and DNA studies are completed. I'm a student of the molecular age, so
I will wait for that data.


On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Alan Horstmann <>wrote:

> The publication of Wetshing refers. In it Massonia pustulata as we know it
> has been split into 2. Massonia pustulata and Massonia longipes. Most of
> this based on the color of the throat of the flower, the size of the
> anthers and the amount of pustules on the leaves and the size of the
> pustules.

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