Plant Database forum: Genus Chirita now Primulina?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 12, 2014 4:14 PM CST
I'm now seeing many plants once listed as Chirita being listed as Primulina and I'm trying to sort them out.
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dave
May 12, 2014 5:56 PM CST

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Have you searched the catalogue of life to see the current status of these names? Their species under this genus are all over the map. Some are synonyms for Oreocharis, others for Didymocarpus, but most species under this genus are still accepted names.

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Chirita/ma...
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 13, 2014 4:05 AM CST
Thanks. Until I asked the question, I had forgotten to check with The Gesneriad Society of which I'm a member. They are the International Registration Authority (except for Saintpaulia). For anyone else who is interested I did find that most of the old genus of Chirita is now going into the genus Primulina. A few are not. Those are a little all over the map at the moment but the majority of Chiritias are there.

Thanks for answering.

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dave
May 13, 2014 6:12 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 13, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Tee: Do you have any idea which are NOT changing to Primulina? I only grow C. tamiana nowadays but I had no idea any of the Chirita's had been changed to Primulina. They are still all listed in the ATP database as genus Chirita:

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Chirita&submit=Se...
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plantladylin
May 13, 2014 1:14 PM CST
And, I found only a few Primula listed: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Primulina/
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 13, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Oops ... *Blush* I went to change C. tamiana and goofed. It should be Primulina tamiana not Chirita tamiana.


Sorry, I should have left it alone and let one of the experts make the change. Sad
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 13, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Lin, as far I know right now, all but two of the very rare plants have changed to Primulina. The Gesneriad Society said that no one outside of South America probably even has those two. Seems they are in Peru or Colombia or somewhere which escapes me right now. I'll have more info later.
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