Plant Database forum: Ismene confusion..

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Mar 3, 2016 5:23 AM CST
Our database writes for Ismene deflexa : Ismene x defexa while it is not a hybrid? Same counts for its synonyms.
Peruvian Daffodil (Ismene x deflexa)
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/60f7a8...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 3, 2016 10:25 AM CST
It appeas that we only have hybrids listed in our database, perhaps the species just hasn't been added to the ATP database yet?

~ The Catalogue of Life lists it as: Ismene deflexa Herb. Species accepted name
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 3, 2016 10:45 AM CST

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Ismene x deflexa is a hybrid taxon, a spontaneous cross of Ismene longipetala and Ismene narcissiflora. Entries in the Catalogue of Life never include the "x" in the names of hybrid taxa, although they usually do include the information that the name is a hybrid taxon. Unfortunately, the Ismene listings in the CoL are based on data from Kew, which never include that information. The "x" is included in the name in the GRIN and Plant List entries:

Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 3, 2016 11:20 AM CST

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Spot on Zuzu. Unfortunately when the Kew World Checklist is the source you need to go there to determine if a taxon is a hybrid. Shrug!
http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=279421
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Mar 3, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Ok I see now, thanks for the clarification Zuzu and Evan ! Thumbs up

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