Allium /Nectaroscordum

Nhu Nguyen
Thu, 19 May 2011 11:00:17 PDT
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:57 PM, bulborum botanicum <>wrote:

>  Is there somebody who knows why they changed the name again.

Dear Roland,

I didn't make the change myself but my research on Allium, I also showed
that this Nectaroscordum nested with Allium in a molecular phylogeny. It is
a genus at the base of the Allium tree so maybe in the far future it may be
reinstated as Nectaroscordum as more data is available. Right now though it
is an Allium with decent support so that's why we use that classification on
the wiki but still kept the
intact. I think this name should be stable for the next 5 years, which
is about right for controversial taxa.

Berkeley, CA

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