Plant Database forum: I'm confused about this.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2012 10:00 AM CST
I know one of the database moderators will know how to sort this out ... if it needs sorting. I just entered information for a plant that I've always known as Clerodendrum ugandense: Blue Glorybower (Rotheca myricoides subsp. myricoides)

Upon googling and reading I see that the KEW site states that C. ugandense is a synonym for Rotheca myricoides subsp. myricoides: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/qsearch.do

The following is copied and pasted from the KEW site:
Clerodendrum ugandense Prain, Bot. Mag. 135: t. 8235 (1909).
This name is a synonym.
Accepted Name: Rotheca myricoides subsp. myricoides.

There is an entry in the ATP database to R. myricoides subsp. myricoides: but no information listed as yet.

Should the info and photo's for Clerodendrum ugandense be transferred over to the entry for Rotheca myricoides subsp. myricoides and have the entry for C. ugandense deleted? I tried to make the proposal but got a message stating the plant already exists ... so, if it needs to be switched maybe one of the moderators can do it.

It doesn't take much to rattle my old brain and get me confused. Smiling




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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 17, 2012 10:05 AM CST

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In cases like this, when you have one plant with lots of data details, comments and photos, and another one that is empty, it's better to delete the empty one and then edit the name of the one with all the photos.

I'll do that in this case.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Thanks Dave ... it's sounds so easy now that you've explained it! Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 17, 2012 10:36 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you. and thank you for straightening out that plant. :)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2012 12:01 PM CST
LOL, it was just luck that I straightened it out. I've always known the plant as Clerodendrum ugandense but when googling for information about it I got confused. When I searched at ITIS for it nothing came back, then I went to the KEW site, typed in C. ugandense and found that name listed as a synonym for the other. I never know what's what with some of these plants but I do like to have my own plant list as accurate as possible and I know we all want the ATP database to be the same. I knew you'd be able to help. Smiling

I really appreciate all the effort, help and sharing of knowledge here at ATP! ❀



... I think I need a big Thank You icon.
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