Plant Database forum: Respecifying Vriesea odorata and Vr. imperialis

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skylark
Feb 20, 2015 6:47 PM CST
I have posted images of both and both plants were labeled as Alcantarea in Fairchild bot gardens - it seems they were reclassified as Alcantareas. Alcantarea is stated as synonym in DB. Shouldn't it be reversed then?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 20, 2015 7:18 PM CST

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Nope, according to the Catalog of Life, which in this case is deriving its information from Kew, Vriesea odorata and Vriesea imperialis are the accepted names,
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skylark
Feb 20, 2015 8:00 PM CST
ok, thanks!

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