Plant Database forum: Genus Error for this plant

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 10:41 AM CST
I just entered data details for and noticed the database listing for this plant is incorrect as this plant is not a Ficus but rather Excoecaria cochinchinensis. I used to see this plant for sale here in Florida as "Jungle Fire Plant" and "Fire Storm Plant" so I'm not sure if those are actually true cultivar names or if they are just common names for the same plant but I do know that it is definitely not a Ficus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excoecaria_cochinchinensis
http://www.blackoliveeastnursery.net/index.php?main_page=pro...

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 11:24 AM CST

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Thanks for the heads up Lin. I've merged it with our entry for Chinese Croton (Excoecaria cochinchinensis 'Firestorm')
Evan
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Thanks Evan!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 11:42 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Evan, will the data proposals in the queue that I submitted be moved to the correct plant or should I re-submit?
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 12:59 PM CST

Plants Admin

Again thanks for the heads up. It looks like the merge was allowed while there was a pending data proposal in the queue. I'll leave the pending proposal for @Dave to determine if this behavior should be changed. I also saved a screenshot.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 1:13 PM CST
*Blush* I submitted the data before asking that the plant name be corrected. If you can decline the data proposals that I submitted, I'll go ahead and add them to the correct entry.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 1:26 PM CST

Plants Admin

Lin, If you want to re-propose the data that's fine. I'd like to leave the current proposal alone. It's a small thing but perhaps a warning could appear when a merge is proposed on a plant(s) with a pending proposal in one of the queues.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Evan, sounds good. I went ahead and submitted the data for Chinese Croton (Excoecaria cochinchinensis 'Firestorm')
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 2:00 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 17, 2015 3:19 PM CST

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How often do merges happen? I ask because the complexity of making it do a check for any proposals is something that would take quite some time to make and if this is an extremely rare circumstance, I'd rather just let them be dealt with manually in the odd times it occurs.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 4:13 PM CST

Plants Admin

Pretty infrequently on my part Dave. Dealing with them manually is fine, assuming of course that I check next time.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Thanks so much for handling this Evan!
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2015 9:08 PM CST

Plants Admin

I tip my hat to you.
Evan

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