Zephyranthes minuta and Zephyranthes carinata

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:34:16 PDT
Hi all,

Tropicos lists Z. minuta as a synonym for Zephyranthes verecunda,
while Kew lists verecunda as a synonym for the accepted name, minuta

It does not list any synonyms for Zephyranthes carinata,
and Kew also shows it as a legitimate name.  Z. carinata is not Z. minuta.

This could be one of those situations where botanical taxonomists get to 
feud over minutiae, and the rest of us get to pick and choose whatever 
suits us.

Jim Shields

At 09:15 AM 7/16/2013 +1200, you wrote:
>I have been sentseed of the Zephyranthes minuta.  Looking them up, there
>was a reference to them as Zephyranthes carinata.
>Are these synonyms for the same one?  Does anyone know?
>Ina Crossley
>Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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