Site Talk forum: photos in database under 'Croton'

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Name: Donald
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needrain
Aug 3, 2015 10:33 AM CST
There is a group of photos in the database under a search for 'Croton' that I think would more properly be entered under 'Codiaeum'. 'Croton' is the common name for the plants in the photos, but I think they are all of 'Codiaeum'. I don't see a cross reference from the photos back to the database entries of 'Codiaeum'. Are these correct for the database? I'm not sure who to ask about this???
Donald
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 3, 2015 11:30 AM CST
I'm just guessing buy it looks like you are correct.
Maybe the database needs to be overhauled for those? Can you (or someone) go in and update the names to the currently accepted name and add the synonyms?

From Wikipedia:
Codiaeum variegatum, an ornamental plant formerly classified in the genus Croton, and commonly called "croton"

What is the current information from the Catalogue of Life?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 3, 2015 12:28 PM CST

Plants Admin

The search for Croton brings up all of the listings of the Croton genus and any Codiaeum entry listing Croton as the common name.

I don't see any need for an overhaul of the listings at this time. If you browse by genus, you'll find 1246 species listed under the Croton genus, including the Codiaeum entries listing Croton as a synonym. We have no cultivar entries in the Croton genus.

We have 79 Codiaeum entries, and most of them are cultivars. Their common name is Croton, and they were classified as Croton cultivars a long time ago, but it was so long ago that our database doesn't even list the earlier Croton species and subspecies as synonyms.

So there's not much need to overhaul the listings (although I do see a few new Croton species that should be added).

The only problem I see is in the generic entry for Croton. The images added to that entry do appear to be Codiaeum photos, and those will be moved.

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Aug 3, 2015 12:36 PM CST
@zuzu it was the generic entry I was referencing. Those are nice photos!
Donald
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 3, 2015 12:44 PM CST

Plants Admin

You were right. Everything on that page was related to Codiaeum, so I merged it with the generic entry for Codiaeum. Thank you for finding that. Smiling
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 3, 2015 2:59 PM CST
Hurray!
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