N. radinganorum

Jane McGary via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:10:42 PST
Narcissus taxonomy has always been frustratingly unclear to me, as a 
non-specialist. Carlos, shall I just call my "N. hispanicus" "the very 
tall N. pseudonarcissus" and my "N. bujei" "the short N. pseudonarcissus 
under the Japanese maples"? It reminds me of David Hale's rule about the 
composites of western South America, "If it's round and yellow it's a 

If anyone nearby wants to make their own comparison, many of this group 
are in flower here now, and most of them didn't have tree branches fall 
on them 2 weeks ago.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 3/3/2021 4:48 PM, Carlos Jiménez via pbs wrote:
> Narcissus hispanicus is a name proposed for populations in SW Iberian
> peninsula. It is regarded as a synonym of Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp.
> pseudonarcissus in Flora Iberica.
> In turn, susbp portensis includes bujei, confusus, enemeritoi, eugeniae,
> jacetanus, radinganorum, and maybe some more.
> ...
> Of course you can separate both pseudonarcissus and hispanicus, but as I
> say all trends in Spain tend not to accept hispanicus, nor do the major
> works involving molecular studies, where hispanicus samples, speaking a bit
> sensu lato, group with pseudonarcissus, and confusus is alone at some
> distance (if ITS sequences are analysed) or grouped with bujei, eugeniae,
> etc. If mithochondrznd chloroplast DNA sequences are taken into account.
> Obviously it is a complex matter.
> Carlos
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