Scilla changes/Prospero autumnale

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:20:54 PDT

The plant list actually lists this one under the following name (note 
the ending):
Prospero autumnale (L.) Speta

We don't have that on the wiki so perhaps Jane or Kathleen can add a 
photo. I've not known what to do with all the Speta changes on the 
wiki. Some seemed to be adopted right away so we changed those. 
Others have had a longer wait. But perhaps now we should change the 
ones that are generally accepted. Does anyone have an opinion about this?

Julian Slade wrote about the proposed changes in 2003 to this list:…

We never added some of the genera to the wiki since we didn't have 
photos. This is true of Prospero and Spetaea.

We changed to Merwilla, Schizocarphus as South Africans adopted these 
names early on.

The plant list is calling these synonyms: Oncostema, Tractema, 
Autonoe, Othocallis, Pfosseria, Zagrosia, Nectaroscilla, Schnarfia, 
Chouardia  so they have not been accepted.

We just referenced Barnardia, Fessia, but since they are accepted by 
the Plant List, should the species is these two genera be moved from 
the Scilla page?

Also in that post from Julian he wrote: "no evidence exists to 
support the separation of Muscari", but the Plant list now recognizes 
Pseudomuscari  and Leopoldia, but not Muscarimia.

Looking at percentages, it looks like it was smart for us to wait on 
making those name changes since nine of them years later are not 
accepted (overworked wiki worker says Yea!)

Mary Sue

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