Bulb confusion issue

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 08:52:57 PDT
I've looked into a bit further. First, the plant we have is 
definitely P. bicolor, not ignea.  Second, the listing on 
PBS that these are synonyms was never correct. Finally, 
Eustephia is considered the new accepted name of P. bicolor 
based on recent publications on the flora of Chile, although 
I guess we could keep using this older name.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 3/23/2011 1:33 PM, Nhu Nguyen wrote:
> Paul,
> 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.
> Nhu

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