Plant Database forum: A misplaced apostrophe?

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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 8:34 AM CST


I believe the above entry may be punctuated incorrectly. Maculata is the species, not part of the cultivar name (and so also shouldn't be capitalized.) Not sure which would be correct?:
Begonia maculata 'Wightii'
or
Begonia maculata var. Wightii

Thanks for any help!


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Calif_Sue
Jun 2, 2015 8:41 AM CST

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I found this http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-362244
Maybe @zuzu can help with getting this listed properly.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 9:08 AM CST
TY, Sue!
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zuzu
Jun 2, 2015 10:52 AM CST

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Thanks for finding this. 'Maculata Wightii' isn't a cultivar name, of cource, and B. maculata var. wightii is a synonym for B. maculata, so I merged this entry with the B. maculata entry.
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 11:53 AM CST
TY for your help!
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