Verifying Zephyranthes names

Alberto Castillo
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:18:38 PST
Hi Jane: 
           Do you have a copy of "Bulbs of North America"?
Alberto> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:05:39 -0800> To:> From:> Subject: [pbs] Verifying Zephyranthes names> > Hi,> I'm working on a cumulative index to the NARGS journal and am trying > to verify the validity of the plant names that have been cited over a > period of many years. Internet searches are sometimes helpful, > sometimes not (the great annoyance is that Google almost always comes > up with a certain set of almost entirely useless websites that seem > to have a capability of plugging in any species name that is searched > with a genus name they have filed, whether they have any information > on that taxon or not). The genus Zephyranthes is particularly > difficult to fathom, so I'd like someone who knows the current > thinking to look at the list below and tell me which names are > validly published and accepted at this time, and, I hope, the > synonyms for those that are not. Can you help? An authority and date > for valid names would be much appreciated. I marked the ones that > seem particularly problematic with question marks.> > Zephyranthes atamasca> Zephyranthes chichimeca> Zephyranthes chlorosolen> Zephyranthes citrina> Zephyranthes drummondii> Zephyranthes flavissima ?> Zephyranthes grandiflora> Zephyranthes insularum ?> Zephyranthes jonesii> Zephyranthes katherinae ?> Zephyranthes lindleyana> Zephyranthes longifolia> Zephyranthes macrosiphon> Zephyranthes morrisclintii ?> Zephyranthes pulchella> Zephyranthes refugiensis> Zephyranthes reginae ?> Zephyranthes rosea> Zephyranthes simpsonii> Zephyranthes smallii> Zephyranthes texana = Habranthus tubispathus?> Zephyranthes traubii> Zephyranthes treatii = Z. atamasca var. treatii?> > Thank you!> Jane McGary> > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list>>>
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