Plant Database forum: Ruellia brittoniana

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Name: Monica
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krancmm
May 14, 2012 6:16 PM CST
There seems to be a mix-up with the entry for Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'. That is a cultivar of the plant with only purple flowers. The base plant Ruellia brittoniana may come in various colors. At least some of the photos appear to be the basic species and not the cultivar.

Should they not be moved to ta basic Ruellia brittoniana entry?

Confused
Monica
Monica
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
May 14, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Oh, it gets worse. According to ITIS Ruellia brittoniana is NOT accepted, nor is Ruellia tweediana. Both are synonyms for Ruellia simplex.
Monica
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 14, 2012 7:28 PM CST

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Hi Monica,

In this case, you could submit a proposal to move all the images from the invalid ones over to the valid one (Ruellia simplex). Once that's done, you would submit a proposal to delete all the invalid ones and then edit the name for Ruellia simplex to include the synonyms.

That's a few steps there, but I don't think there's a more streamlined process for that at this time.

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