Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 07:26:49 PDT
When we first added pictures of Rigidella to the wiki, someone and I'm not 
sure who (Alberto Castillo?) told us that this genus was now considered to 
be in Tigridia. But as I search the web and the sites I check for 
information like Mobot and Kew (and some others) I still find it separated 
as its own genus.

Kew references this:
Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1996). Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas: 
una sinopsis florística 6: 43-59. Mexico City : Consejo Nacional de la 
Flora de Mexico, 1996.
as accepting Rigidella orthantha

and this:
Henrich, J.E. & Goldblatt, P. (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 71-80. 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.. (as rejecting 
Tigridia orthantha)

I have a picture to add of another species I saw in bloom in the Mendocino 
Coast Botanical Gardens and am wondering if I need to change the Tigridia 
orthantha note to Rigidella orthantha. Can Dennis or any others who might 
be expert in the current thoughts on the genus give me some direction? Thanks.

Mary Sue

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