Leucojum and Acis

David Pilling david@davidpilling.com
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:57:01 PST

On 31/01/2018 22:00, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> I really confused by what Jane has written. I looked at the wiki page 
> for this species and I can't see any reference to John Grimshaw.
"The genus Acis was created in 1807 by R.A. Salisbury. Acis is a member 
of the Amaryllidaceae family. In the 1880s the species in this genus 
were lumped into the genus Leucojum. Dolores Lledo, Aaron Davis, Manuel 
Crespo, Mark Chase and Michael Fay from RBG Kew in a new paper to be 
published entitled "Phylogenetic analysis of Leucojum and Galanthus 
(Amaryllidaceae) based on plastid matK and nuclear ribosomal spacer 
(ITS) DNA sequences and morphology" have determined that Galanthus is 
most closely related to Leucojum and that the species formerly included 
in Acis should be returned to that genus. These species are the small 
species with narrow leaves and unmarked flowers. This information was 
provided by John Grimshaw."



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