Plant Database forum: Duplicate entry

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2013 4:50 PM CST
I don't believe variegata is a species of Ficus. I'm pretty sure 'Variegata' is a cultivar name and this entry Ficus variegata should be deleted and photo's moved to this entry: Chinese Banyan (Ficus benjamina 'Variegata')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 21, 2013 5:57 PM CST
Lin, I just looked up Ficus variegata: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Ficus+vari...

It shows it as an accepted name.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Oct 22, 2013 6:46 AM CST
Thanks Lynn! I should have done more research before posting that request; although I do think the photo's at the above database entry are a cultivar of a F. benjamina.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 22, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Zuzu showed me the Catalogue of Life. It seems to be the most current authority on most botanical names.

If the photo is possible wrong, maybe you could post it to the Plant ID forum for a debate, to look at all the finer points of what would make it F. benjamina or F variegata. Hurray!

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