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jmorth
Dec 30, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Any truth to the rumor that genus Cubanola changed to Portlandia?
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plantladylin
Dec 30, 2017 5:11 PM CST
The Catalogue of Life (Dec. 2017) shows two species in genus Cubanola:
http://www.catalogueoflife.org...
http://www.catalogueoflife.org...
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jmorth
Dec 31, 2017 3:26 AM CST
I think this threw me: ' Lately scientists decided to change name Cubanola to Portlandia ' from this page -
https://toptropicals.com/catal...
Scroll to below the pictures to see the quote...
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 31, 2017 10:00 AM CST
All the changes being made in the plant world are rather confusing and at times aggravating. With the availability of DNA testing nowadays, there seems to be lots of changes going on. Confused

Just yesterday I learned from threads on garden.org that many Callisia sp. have been moved to genus Tradescantia: The thread "What happened to Callisia congesta?" in Plant Database forum and changes have also been made regarding genera Hurenia, Stapelia and Orbea ... which are no more! They've apparently been relocated to genus Ceropegia! The thread "Pics moved (?)" in Plant Database forum

Sighing! How are gardeners supposed to keep up?

Oh, and regarding Cubanola, apparently there are only 2 species left in genus Cubanola; I have no idea what happened to the others or where they may have been moved! Blinking
Cubanola daphnoides
Cubanola (Cubanola domingensis)
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 31, 2017 10:07 AM CST
It does make it tough on us. This happens in many different fields. I used to be into seashells and malacologists are constantly changing the shell ID's.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 31, 2017 10:14 AM CST
Karen, Blinking I never knew that Seashells were changing too!

With so many status changes and things being moved from one place to another, I can only imagine what things will be like 25 years from now!

Whistling But then again, I'll be 95 years old ..... and probably won't remember who I am or where I belong either. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Dec 31, 2017 10:16 AM CST
Yes, it's mind boggling and very hard to keep up with. I used to sell shells on Ebay. Before I could list one, I'd have to research the new names. Sighing!
Ha, I agree! I'll be 100 then, so I guess I won't worry too much!
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