Bulb confusion issue

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:33:09 PDT

There is definitely a lot of confusion in these genera. The changes that
your curator found was probably from the Kew checklist. Based on that list,
I wasn't able to find the latest evidence (published at least in the 1900's)
by which the names were changed. A quick web search on Eustephia coccinea
shows flowers that look quite different, taken by Dr. Alan Meerow. I don't
see anything compelling enough to change your tags just yet, unless he can
confirm the ID.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Paul Licht <plicht@berkeley.edu> wrote:

> They are not synonymous, actually.
> Phycella ignea is now Phycella cyrtanthoides and Phycella bicolor is now
> Eustephia coccinea.
> Phycella _biflora _is a synonym of P. ignea, prior to P. ignea being placed
> into P. cyrtanthoides.
> In other words, the images (and the plant we have) is Eustephia coccinea.
> We are about to change our label.

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