Smilacina is now Maianthemum

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by Linda Jennings, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Linda Jennings

    Linda Jennings Active Member 10 Years

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    Smilacina is now Maianthemum
    Smilacina was transferred to Maianthemum in 1986 (Taxon, vol. 35, La Frankie, James V. ) based on uniform kayotype (Therman, 1956) and La Frankie’s own work on this genus.

    Since Smilacina is now Maianthemum, and the Liliaceae family has been re-worked, then Maianthemum’s family is now Ruscaceae (since Convallariaceae is included in Ruscaceae) and not in the Liliaceae.

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