Plant Database forum: croton entries in plant database

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Aug 15, 2014 2:38 PM CST
i have recently added 2 photos to "Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum" entry for 2 varieties. i used the label from the botanical garden, presuming that it is a correct way to name the plant.
but i see that other varieties are usually posted by other members separately by name - each it's own entry.
perhaps, my entries should be also set up as sep entries?
since i am very new to the forum i am not sure where to ask this question.
i can also see a lot of inconsistent labeling in general for crotons vs codieaum,etc. that makes it hard to keep track of what is where and to determine where to put new pics.

Name: Lin
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Aug 15, 2014 2:59 PM CST

Your Codiaeum vareigatum 'Yellow Iceton' looks fine; 'Yellow Iceton' is the cultivar name so that was the correct entry to upload your photo. There are listings for many other cultivars of Codiaeum variegatum in the database too and I'm not sure but I think if we don't know the cultivar name the photo can be uploaded to Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) then at a later date if someone recognizes the particular cultivar they can move it to the correct entry.
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Aug 15, 2014 3:11 PM CST

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I'm glad you identified the cultivars in your photo captions. I'll add the entries for Mr. Peters and Finger Fire and I'll move your photos to those entries. In the future, if you can't find the cultivar entry, you can propose the addition of a new plant.

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