Plant Database forum: Oxalis regnelli is a synonym

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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Apparently, Oxalis regnelli is a synonym of Oxalis triangularis. There are quite a few photos under O. regnelli 'Triangularis' to be moved to O. triangularis before O. regnelli can be deleted and listed as a syn. Smiling .
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valleylynn
Dec 26, 2012 10:49 AM CST
Thank you Tee. Thumbs up
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Thumbs up I had one or two over there too.
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Dec 26, 2012 10:54 AM CST
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eclayne
Dec 26, 2012 11:41 AM CST

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Thanks Tee, I took care of this, mostly. If you have more information I'd love to hear it. One of the problems of the taxon DB's is they often subsume plants with "minor" differences like leaf color or shape which are a big deal to gardeners and horticulturalists. With this one if there is a standard green leaved type then maybe the 'Atropurpurea' cv/variety should be broken out as a separate entry.
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Hi Evan ... There are several varieties of oxalis with solid green leaves, such as O. latifolia. I don't know that there is a standard green-leaved variety, putting it that way. And I do believe that 'Atropurpurea' isn't commonly recognized, but Oxalis purpurea (purple leaved wood-sorrel) is. At least I think so. Glare

Frankly, it's a big headache. nodding

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plantladylin
Dec 26, 2012 12:08 PM CST
valleylynn said:I love the way so many people research the latest information, keeping our database updated. Thumbs up

I agree And, I thank each and every one of you wonderful folks for your hard work! Thumbs up


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eclayne
Dec 26, 2012 12:30 PM CST

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SongofJoy said:Hi Evan ... There are several varieties of oxalis with solid green leaves, such as O. latifolia. I don't know that there is a standard green-leaved variety, putting it that way. And I do believe that 'Atropurpurea' isn't commonly recognized, but Oxalis purpurea (purple leaved wood-sorrel) is. At least I think so. Glare

Frankly, it's a big headache. nodding


When I say variety/cv I'm referring to O. triangularis not other species. I agree it's a headache (doable though) but I worry that we're eliminating horticulturally important plants. If A. triangularis is found in both green and purple types but these are no longer perceived by taxonomists as significantly distinct enough for a sub-taxa, I feel we should still include the sub-taxa as a separate DB entry. So for instance:

Acer palmatum has green foliage
Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum and it's cultivars have red foliage. It and Acer palmatum f. atropurpureum are synonyms of Acer palmatum but I feel should have a separate DB entry as A. palmatum 'Atropurpureum'.
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 12:38 PM CST
Oxalis triangularis is the purple shamrock. It only comes in purple. nodding Oxalis regnelli is a synonym of that.

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eclayne
Dec 26, 2012 12:41 PM CST

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valleylynn
Dec 26, 2012 1:03 PM CST
I agree I agree about plants like the Acer you mentioned Evan. Thumbs up

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