Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:05:32 PDT

Agreed. There is also the possibility (seems doubtful in this case) that
the change may go over like a lead balloon in the scientific community. It
is after all a proposal, a somewhat subjective one, that aims to arrange
things better than before. It doesn't always "take".

Recently there has been talk that Sauromatum would be subsumed under
Typhonium but apparently this was reconsidered. Same with Albuca vs.
Ornithogalum, though this was a little more complicated with internal

A heartbreaker was Kleinia saginata, a name published at last for a plant
hortists had called Senecio fulleri for many years.

Dylan Hannon

On 26 June 2012 19:19, Tim Chapman <> wrote:

> >From previous experience I can say that trying to implement name changes
> before they are official is a waste of time.  I'm not doubting that this
> change will happen, but it was suggested well over a decade ago.  To expect
> nurseries to change names now is somewhat ridiculous (no offense).
>  Technically to list something as A harmandii is invalid until an official
> publication is made.
> I can give several examples of why jumping the gun on name changes is a
> bad idea.   It can indeed lead to MUCH more confusion.
> Tim Chapman

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