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Genus/family checklist additions here

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

As many of you know, PlantFiles uses a checklist for all new entries to check for genus and family names that have been reviewed and validated.

This new thread is for any PF user to request an additional genus or family name not already on our checklist. (The last thread was getting a bit long ;o)

If you include a family name, please note whether it needs to be added to the checklist, or if you're simply including it for reference.

Thanks Terry .

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Need to add Pterodiscus. thanks

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Pterodiscus has been added!

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

could you please add the following genera:

in Epacridaceae:

and in Proteaceae


Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

Hi Ken,

I've added them to the accepted list for you.


Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Thanks Joan!!!!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

in Epacridaceae

Note that Epacridaceae (and also Empetraceae, Pyrolaceae, Monotropaceae) have been merged into Ericaceae now:

Kron, K. A. 1996. Phylogenetic Relationships of Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Ericaceae, Monotropaceae, and Pyrolaceae: Evidence from Nuclear Ribosomal 18s Sequence Data. Annals of Botany 77: 293-303.

Kron, K. A., and M. W. Chase. 1993. Systematics of the Ericaceae, Empetraceae, Epacridaceae and related taxa based upon rbcL sequence data. Annals of the Missouri Botanic Garden 80: 735-741.

Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

Hi Resin,

I did notice that some of our sources were using Ericaceae, but some of them were still using Epicaridaceae. I made a note of it and we'll research it further once we get caught up with some of the other family changes we are working on.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention.


Sebring, FL(Zone 9a)

Please add the following Genus and Species:

Family - Rhamnaceae Buckthorn family ** Reference - Rhamnaceae is already listed **
Genus - Reynosia Griseb. darlingplum
Species - Reynosia septentrionalis Urban darlingplum

Native to Florida - Status: Threatened

-- A shrub to small tree with a full rounded growth habit --

Thanks! :-)

Hello Terry ,
I have searched high and low for all the details on this Tree .
I can only get 3 out of the 4 requirements .
The Tree is called a Eucalyptus Codonocarpa ,
Commonly called a Bell-Fruited Mallee .

On the high ridges to the west and south-west of Mt Norman are the park's only stands of bell-fruited mallee, Eucalyptus codonocarpa. Eucalypts more commonly observed along the walking tracks are New England Blackbutt, Eucalyptus andrewsii subsp. andrewsii, round-leaved gum, orange gum, yellow box, apple box, Youman's stringybark and broad-leaved stingybark.

Quoted from this link : http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/find_a_park_or_forest/girraween_national_park/girraween__nature_culture_and_history/

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

CHudnall, I've added Reynosia to the checklist.

Kell, you should be able to add any Eucalyptus species to PlantFiles without running it past us here - the genus is already in the checklist. If you run into any snags creating an entry, be sure to double-check the spelling of the genus and family names, as those are the fields that trigger a system check.

Terry I tried and got this message .

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Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

It looks like you might have a space in front of the E in Eucalyptus, it's hard to tell for sure though.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

I think ecrane is correct. Try typing it in and make sure there aren't any extra spaces.

Yes thank you it worked .
And Pics are loaded .

Sebring, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks Terry :-) -- Christine

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Kell, I have looked up Eucalyptus codonocarpa in the Flora of Australia and the Flora of New South Wales. The Flora of Australia has it as Eucalyptus approximans subsp. codonocarpa, with Eucalyptus codonocarpa as a synonym. The Flora of New South Wales has them the other way round.
I have added what details I can based on the two floras. One small correction that I cannot make, the species name is always in lower case, that is Eucalyptus codonocarpa NOT Eucalyptus Codonocarpa. If you created the entry, you should be able to amend it. If you open this page: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/163818/

you and only you, should find near the bottom of the page a link

Edit this entry

follow this link and you can change the case of the species name,


Thanks Mate .
I'll give it a try .
No Worries .
As usual , You Saved MY day .
I have 10 Pictures waiting in a Queue .
It was very exciting for me to finally photograph these trees .

I have been going to this exact spot for 46 years
and never knew anything about them .
It was not till I hooked up with you and DG my eyes were opened .

Hi Terry ,
I have done the research on this .
Acacia venulose .
What did I do wrong ? Kell

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Tried this From another link:

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Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

Hi ginger749,

We no longer use the Fabaceae family in PlantFiles. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/413338/ We use the subfamilies instead. Therefore Acacia would fall under the Mimosaceae family.

About the Acacia genus, I can find reference to Acacia venulosa, but not Acacia wattle. You might want to double check which species you are trying to add.


Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

We no longer use the Fabaceae family in PlantFiles. [HYPERLINK@davesgarden.com] We use the subfamilies instead. Therefore Acacia would fall under the Mimosaceae family

Nomenclatural point . . . if treating it as a subfamily rather than a family, the correct name ending is -oideae, i.e., Faboideae, Mimosoideae, Caesalpinioideae.


Thanks Joan ,
I'll give that a shot .
I'm a simple Photographer trying to share My Pics with every one here on DG .
All these New to yall Plants just grow wild all around me .
If I can take some interesting Pic's of them and share , My joy is complete .
All this gobbledygook name calling is a little beyond little ole me .
Maybe all this wisdom comes with age ?
Maybe Im just to young to understand ? :o)

Well Joan that didn't work either . groooowl
Time to take some more Pics . TTFN

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West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

Use Mimosaceae as the family and it should work... I think when JoanJ referred to using subfamilies as families, the family suffix -aceae is used.

Thanks Claypa ,
It worked this time .
Let's see how long it stays ?

could you please add the following genera:


See here .

Thanks Kell

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Eupomatia has been added to the checklist - you should be able to create an entry without any further problems!

Thank you sir .
Cheers Kell.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

ummmm.....ma'am will do ;o)

And you're very welcome!

Oops Sorry ,
Why does Ken refer to you as a ~boy~ ?

The Family is also not there ?

I only get these two options .
Eucommiaceae or Euphorbiaceae

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

I've added Eupomatiaceae as a valid family as well.

As to the other....guess you'll have to ask Ken ;o)

Cool , Thanks .

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

When did I refer to Terry as a ~boy~ ?

In the previous Forum to this .
I'll find it and come back .

Might take a while to find it .

By the way Ken , I found my mystery Plant .
Pics not there yet .

This message was edited Oct 12, 2007 8:47 AM

Hi Terry ,
Could you please add family name :
Fabaceae - Mimosoideae . ( not sure which one ? )
Here is link to plant .
Thanks Kell ~ boy flower~

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Hi Ginger,

Fabaceae - Mimosoideae ( not sure which one ? )

That means family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae. Anything ending "-aceae" is a family, while anything ending "-oideae" is a subfamily.


Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

all the Acacia's, that is all the Mimosoideae get entered in the family Mimosaceae.


Thanks Resin & Ken .
Yes it went straight through .
Went and Climbed Mt Barney yesterday .
Most of the flowers are finished .
But lots of new seeds I have not noticed before .

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