I just added Podocoma cuneifolia to the PlantFiles. I then looked it up on the internet and found that it's name has been changed to Ixiochlamys cuneifolia. I have changed the name of the entry to Ixiochlamys and added Podocoma as a synonym, but I suspect that the genus Ixiochlamys (Asteraceae) is not in your recognised list as the change of genus name seems to bypass your check. Could you please check, and if necessary add Ixiochlamys to the list.
By the way, I also discovered that this is not the plant that I photographed (I clearly misidentified it back in 1988) so I will not be adding the picture and will have to do some more research to find out what plant I did photograph.
Me again Terry,
You can ignore the previous message. Schoenia is already in the list. I asked for it to be added some time ago when I filled in all the Asteraceae genera for which I have photos. I just discovered that I have another picture of the same species, but this time correctly labelled. I have created an entry for Schoenia cassiniana and will now add my (two) photographs.
Sorry for all the confusion,
Terry, I just added the plant Pterigeron adscendens to the Plant Files and then discovered that it has had a name change to Streptoglossa adscendens.
I made the change to the name, but I suspect that Streptoglossa (Asteraceae) is not in the approved list. Could you add it please,
FYI to all: I will be unable to add any new family or generic names to the checklist from July 9 thru July 14. If you have names that need to be added ASAP, please feel free to post them here through tomorrow (July 8) and I will do my best to get everything in before I leave!
I thought you had done this one previously (my last request in the old thread), but when I try to add the species, the genus is rejected.
Could I again request the addition of the new Family Balanophoraceae
and then for the genus in that family of Balanophora.
Balanophora fungosa is one of the most amazing plants, looking far more like a fungus than a flowering plant, which I came across just once on a walk up in Queensland.
If you have problems with any of these not working properly, please let me know. (My son's kitten is completely fascinated by the movement on my computer screen, and I don't always have the heart to shoo her off my desk...so I was having to dodge and weave around her body to see what I was doing this morning!)
Thank you Terry, actually I have the same problem with my siamese cat Angel, she loves to lie down between the keyboard and the monitor when I am working, and wants her belly rubbed right there, then she has to stand up and stretch, so I know what you mean.
I just added Senecio scorzoneroides to the PlantFiles and then discovered it has had a name change to Dolichoglottis scorzoneroides. I was able to change the Genus to Dolichoglottis and put Senecio as a synonym, but I suspect that Dolichoglottis is not in your accepted list of Genera for the Asteraceae,
Hmm...I thought it ought to be there too, but it kept coming up that PF couldn't find an entry. On about the third try, I got the message that the genus wasn't one that PF had, and to contact admin. I even checked my spelling more than once.
I'll try again.
What i did was go to the advanced search and type in Erygnium yuccifolium. It came back no results. I checked spelling, because I figured it should be there, and my spelling was correct. I backed it out and re-typed it, making sure that I'd used the correct lines...and re-checked my spelling. Still no results.
So, ok...thought I'd add it. Went and did that. That's when I got the admin message about the genus needing to be added...went and re-checked my spelling to make sure that it wasn't the culprit...but no...still no go. That's when I posted here, stating that either the genus needed to be added or possibly the plant has been re-classified and my info wasn't up to date.
I'd really suspect my spelling in this instance, but I checked it carefully at all points...it was correct. Don't know...one of those little cyber hiccups...it sure wouldn't work for me last night.
Quoting:The inclusion of Baueraceae in the Cunoniaceae seems to be settled (Hufford & Dickison, Syst. Bot. 17: 181-200. 1992). As noted by Cronquist (1981), Bauera has been assigned to various other families (mainly Hydrangeaceae and Saxifragaceae) including its own. At one time it was thought Bauera lacked stipules; it turns out the "lateral leaflets" are foliar stipules, a feature not obvious without careful anatomical observations. Still, he axillary, 6-8-merous flowers, while not diagnostic, are unusual within Cunoniaceae. The genus occurs in marshy places in Australia and Tasmania.
Then in the Rubiaceae:
which is variously placed in the following 3 families:
The numbers after them are the no of hits when searching the web for the genus and family together!!! The Flora of Victoria the only state in which it grows places it in the Alseuosmiaceae, but if you choose that one you wll need to add the family as well!!
in the Cunoniaceae:
Genus: Bauera (I think you may have just done that one)
Florestina (syn. Palafoxia) was already in the checklist, and is in use in PF - please be sure to check for synonyms on this (and the others) when adding. Also be sure to list the synonyms for these plants, and any details you can - at least category (annual, perennial, shrub, etc.) and any other details - bloom color, time, height, etc.)
Ken, I added the following families to the checklist:
I've added X Sinocalycalycanthus to our checklist (note the "x" that
designates its intergeneric status.) You shouldn't have any problems
creating an entry but if you need more help, please let us know!
What I found when I researched this one a little further (after finding the duplicates) is that X Sinocalycalycanthus is apparently still up for debate among the taxonomists, and Calycanthus raulstonii is currently preferred as the basionym.
I thus moved X Sinocalycalycanthus to synonym status on both entries. This one will probably be revisited as the taxonomic community continues to hash out the proper nomenclature.
Ken I apologize - apparently when I entered them, I copied/pasted them into the field, and inadvertantly placed an extra space in front of each name as it was entered. I've now edited them to remove that extra space, so you *shouldn't* (crossing my fingers) have any other problems trying to enter them. (I'm reasonably sure they were the only two that had that problem, too.)
Mmmm, sorry Greg. We have historically avoided those plants which are associated primarily with narcotic or psychotropic effects. Yes, there are plants in PlantFiles that are (mis)used for illicit/illegal purposes, but our critieria is whether or not plant is widely cultivated for ornamental value, and therefore is grown for legitimate purposes by everyday gardeners.
Hi Josephine - I added the following genera to the checklist this morning:
Enemion (Please note we have an entry for Isopyrum biternatum already in PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1519/index.html and the USDA lists it as a synonym of E. biternatum.)
Enteropogon (and Dinebra, one of its synonyms)
Giliastrum - although we already have an entry for Gilia incisum, which the USDA lists as a synonym: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/79033/index.html
Josephine, I apologize - I meant to circle back and re-check the USDA site later that day, but I failed to do so, and it slipped my mind until today. I've now added the following:
Leptopus - however, I believe this is a synonym (?) for this entry: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/113114/index.html If we need to shuffle around basionyms and synonyms to update the entry, that's fine - just let me know what has been changed by the taxonomists and we'll make it happen.
Leuciva - but I think it's a synonym (?) for this plant: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/82052/index.html Ditto above; just let me know if we need to edit the basionym, or if you can just fill this in as a synonym.
Logfia - but we have this synonym (?) already in PlantFiles: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/130186/index.html - please advise what - if anything we need to change; otherwise, you're welcome to add the synonyms to the existing entry.
Josephine, thank you for your patience. Today I added these to the checklist:
Malacomeles (Please see note below)
Mitreola (and Cynoctonum, to make it easier to add the synonyms)
Note regarding Malacomeles: We have an entry for Amelanchier denticulata: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/113105/index.html This is listed as a synonym of this plant on the USDA site. Please advise which is the proper, current basionym and we'll update our PlantFiles records.
Australian orchids have undergone a recent major revision that has resulted in the introduction of a large number of new genera, for example, the original genus Caladenia has now been split into
The genera that were once Caladenia are:
Caladenia (retained for some species)
Could you please add all the above genera to the list and I will in time update the names of the species in Plantfiles. I will let you know if there are any that I cannot adjust.
I will also later give the names of other new genera (of which there are many).
Josephine, I've also added those in your list. I'm sorry I didn't post the list of names, but my computer froze up about 2/3rds of the way through (and a couple times after that), so I finally gave up trying to reconstruct it here.
I want to reiterate my concerns about creating more empty entries, along with my plea to add the synonyms as you create the entries. (Adding synonyms is quick and simple, and will avoid duplicate entries.)
Also, if you can spare a few seconds you can add at least the category (grass, annual, perennial, tree, shrub, etc.) - that will put you one step closer to completing these entries when you come back to add the rest of the details. And will give others a tidbit of helpful information in the interim.
I will do my best Terry, and I am sorry that I have caused extra work for you.
I tried adding synonyms today and I think I messed up a bit, but I am trying, also I have added some basic facts to the plants that I posted this afternoon.
Josephine, there's no need to apologize - this is part of what I do each day ;o) As we've discussed, my concern is that having a slew of empty entries can be a serious impediment to users trying to get information from PlantFiles.
And speaking from personal experience (I probably still have a few empty entries floating around myself), it's much harder to bring yourself to go back and fill them in later than it is to do them "as you go."
All these, starting with Xenomorf's list on 12/24 have been added - thanks for your patience! Hopefully now that the holidays are about over, the turnaround on any new genera will be faster. (I won't have any excuses for a while, at least!!!)
Could you please add genus "x Hippeastrelia" to family Amaryllidaceae? This is a bigeneric cross of Hippeastrum x Sprekelia so it does need the "X".
(I overlooked this thread and started another previously: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/730170/ - sorry.)
So it might be "Muiria" instead. But the hybrid, I don't know, because I couldn't find any photos to compare against my photo with ". But I will go with the Hybrid because thats what the label implies.
Xenomorf, I've added it to the checklist, but I found very few references to this generic name. Please proceed with caution to ensure it isn't in a transitory state with the taoxnomists (e.g., being shuffled to synonym status, etc.)