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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 9:47 AM CST
I believe Polypodium polypodioides is a Synonym for Pleopeltis polypodioides; if I'm correct, the photo's and comments here:

Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides subsp. polypodioides)

need to be moved to this entry:

Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides)
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 25, 2013 10:12 AM CST

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The COL shows both Polypodium polypodioides (L.) Hitchc. and (L.) Watt as synonyms of Pleopeltis polypodioides subsp. polypodioides. The 2013 scrutiny looks to be the latest and comprehensive. Will look further. Can you provide links?

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/142327...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I think I saw it on the Plant List (KEW) ... let me check again. Yes, this is where I saw it as a synonym: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-26615205

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=Polypodium+polypodi...


Also on ITIS: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt but you have to type in the name as it won't copy/paste the page for me.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 25, 2013 12:28 PM CST

Plants Admin

As a general rule, Lin, I check The Plant List only when something isn't listed on any other taxonomic database. It's the most comprehensive database, but it also has many obsolete entries.

The information in your TPL link is dated 1993, the most recent date for the ITIS entry is 2011, and the Catalogue of Life entry is dated 15 August 2013, so it would be the most up-to-date information.

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/polypodium...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 1:41 PM CST
I used to only check ITIS but then a year or so ago, someone told me that KEW's Plant List was more accurate. Confused It doesn't take much to confuse me and I don't know where to look for the latest/most recent dates at either site ... so if they are both the same plant I hope one of the moderators can combine them at the correct entry in our database.

Thanks so much!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 25, 2013 2:06 PM CST

Plants Admin

I can do that.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 25, 2013 3:38 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks for taking care of this Zuzu. I was enjoying some fresh apricot ice cream, yum!
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 4:18 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 25, 2013 4:26 PM CST

Plants Admin

Evan and Lin, I was already working on the Polypodiums, so it was no big thing. Smiling

The ferns in our database need a lot of work.

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