Amaryllis images

Myke Ashley-Cooper
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:09:25 PDT
Meerow, A. W., Van Scheepen, J. & Dutilh, J. H. A.:  Transfers from Amaryllis to Hippeastrum (Amaryllidaceae). - Taxon 46: 15-19. 1997. - ISSN 0040-0262.

42 species transfers are made from Amaryllis to Hippeastrum in accord with the decision, at the Fourteenth International Botanical Congress in 1987, on the application of the former name to a South African genus. This completes the validation of combinations required in Hippeastrum, and will thus aid nomenclatural clarity and enable botanists and horticulturists to refer to these species by their correct names.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim McKenney 
  To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:42 AM
  Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllis images

  Mary Sue wrote: " I think Hippeastrum was once considered Amaryllis so that
  may be the source of the confusion."

  That's my recollection, too, Mary Sue.

  I know a bit about the history of this particular nomenclatural fiasco, but
  would someone in the group with a precise knowledge of what happened please
  post a refresher? 

  I've heard, for instance, that among other things someone purportedly
  switched or otherwise tampered with one of the Linnaean types. 

  Everyone likes a good story; fill us in on the details, please.

  Jim McKenney

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