Wildflowers forum: Cisanthe, calandrinia, portulaca???

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 5:06 AM CST
Are these all the same plant?
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2014 5:35 AM CST
No, they aren't. Cisanthe is a genus. From what I've read, the genus Cistanthe was created for several species previously classified in Calandrinia. It seems to be one of those botanical puzzles we often encounter. Similar but separate. Portulaca is in a different family of plants.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 7:25 AM CST
So are the genus Cisanthe, the same as the genus Cistanthe with a "t" ?
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2014 7:51 AM CST
Sorry for the typo, Caroline, the correct spelling is Cistanthe (pussypaws). *Blush*
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 1:36 PM CST
But there are plants called Cisanthe without the "t"?
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2014 2:38 PM CST
I don't think so. I think you sometimes see that but think it is a misspelling.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 21, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Thanks, no wonder this one is confusing!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 21, 2014 6:25 AM CST
Thumbs up
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