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May 30, 2012 2:19 PM CST
|Could we have an option to choose leave color when doing a search in the coleus part of the database?|
May 31, 2012 9:50 AM CST
|The Coleus database currently has no custom databox fields but we can surely add them. Leaf Color is easily done. Do you want it to be just a text field that you can type into, or a series of checkboxes? If the latter, just let me know what choices you want and I'll make it happen.|
An alternative is we can add "Leaf Color" to the primary fields that affect all plants...
May 31, 2012 4:15 PM CST
|Checkboxes, so a search can be done for leave color. Color of the leaves is what coleus are know for. |
I would love to be able to do a search for say 'Orange leaves'.
There are so many colors.
Main Leaf color:
I'm really not sure how it should be set up for color. Maybe the coleus experts can tell us what is needed?
May 31, 2012 7:53 PM CST
|Coleus experts: please weigh in!|
We can use your list, plus "Other" with a magic text field...
May 31, 2012 8:36 PM CST
|I'm not a coleus expert, but I am a pedantic nitpicker. Please correct the spelling of "leave" (leaf) and "burgandy" (burgundy) before this list is added to the database.|
May 31, 2012 8:56 PM CST
May 31, 2012 9:21 PM CST
|Thank you for indulging me, sweet Lynn.|
May 31, 2012 9:30 PM CST
|Maybe you could get some ideas from this website I ran across; there's a photo search (only 1115 pix for the 1433 cultivars listed ) by color and/or leaf shape. http://www.coleusfinder.org/pi...|
For what it's worth, leaf info would be useful in the general info area as well. I grow many plants as much (or more) for the foliage than the flowers.
May 31, 2012 9:40 PM CST
Sun or shade.
Jun 1, 2012 7:25 AM CST
|another good option for individual cultivars would be sun tolerant. in my mind that's different from sun requirement. almost all plants require a little sun, but only certain coleus tolerate full, hot, all day sun|
Jun 1, 2012 8:33 AM CST
|"They" have done it again: Coleus is now Plectranthus scutellarioides according to The Plant List.org or Plectranthus amboinicus according to ITIS - Take your pick.|
No Coleus expert either...but here's a list of possible specialty fields as a starting point for discussion:
Possible Coleus Specialty Fields
Color Effect checkbox:
Leaf Shape checkbox:
Duck Foot (lobed)
Ferny (deeply lobed)
Leaf Effect checkbox:
Leaf Size checkbox:
Very Large (4"-6")
Full Day (note: saw none listed for full day intense sun)
Jun 1, 2012 10:43 AM CST
|Monica you are awesome.|
Jun 1, 2012 11:00 AM CST
|Thanks Lynn |
Who is the lucky person that changes all the Solenostemon to Plectranthus, and adds Solenostemon as a synonym? Is that a Dave all in one-fell-swoop possibility?
Jun 1, 2012 11:02 AM CST
|That would be me, but does the species change also?|
Jun 1, 2012 11:10 AM CST
|Sorry, that was a really bad question I just asked. Let me ask it this way:|
Proposal is put forward to:
1) Update all plants to set the genus to 'Plectranthus' (and leave the species as 'scutellarioides') where the genus is 'Solenostemon' and the species is 'scutellarioides'.
2) Of the plants that were updated, then add two synonyms to each of those plants:
Does this look right?
Jun 1, 2012 11:26 AM CST
dave said:That would be me, but does the species change also?
Depends on whether you want to go with ITIS or ThePlantList.org. ThePlantList keeps the current species with reference to the World Checklist of Selected Families, but doesn't give a "last updated" date. ITIS is citing a 2011 "Lamiales of North America" that changes the species to amboinicus.
In short, I dunno
Jun 1, 2012 11:43 AM CST
|Look above your most recent post for my latest proposal.|
Jun 1, 2012 12:04 PM CST
dave said:Sorry, that was a really bad question I just asked. Let me ask it this way:
Misread ITIS. Sorry.
2. Only 1 synonym - Solenostemon scutellariodes
Jun 1, 2012 12:12 PM CST
|So the name Plectranthus amboinicus is to be completely left out then, yes?|
Jun 1, 2012 12:59 PM CST