sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Thu Sep 11 09:44:35 CDT 1997
>Can anyone give the correct author names of four species of
>Orostachys (Crassulaceae)? In different publications I have found
>different author citations.
Well, I don't know about Orostachys, but in Trillium, "I have" several
recominations that were independantly re-combined. The O.thyrsiflorus
citation could be an example of an old one. In some of the older
(1800s) nomenclatural articals that *I* have, frequently the originating
author (here DC) is not indicated in a recombination. Neither are
"in" and "ex" consistently used like they are in the more mordern
citations. From my experience with Trillium, I'd say that it's a good
bet that O.spinosus and O.malacophyllus were just independantly recombined.
Do you have the dates for these taxa? Have you checked the IK?
Susan, grad student
sfarmer at goldsword.com
>I will list the species here with the author citations I have seen.
>Orostachys spinosus (L.) Sweet
>Orostachys spinosus (L.) A. Berger
>Orostachys thyrsiflorus Fischer
>Orostachys thyrsiflorus (DC) Fischer ex Sweet
>Orostachys fimbriatus (Turcz.) A. Berger
>Orostachys malacophyllus (Pallas) Sweet
>Orostachys malacophyllus (Pallas) A. Berger
>Thank you in advance!
>Carl von Ossietzky-Universitaet
>D - 26111 Oldenburg
>email metzing at hrz1.uni-oldenburg.de
>Tel. ++49 441 798 3342
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