Tabernaemontana taxomony?

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  1. Kada

    Kada Active Member 10 Years

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    here in taiwan a university has a large planting of Tabernaemontana subglobosa

    i am having a REALLY hard time figuring what this is now considered.....

    davesgarden (i know its not a great site for scientific info, but nonetheless its around) says T. subglobosa is a syn. of Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59478/

    flora base says "Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Lam. is a misapplied name of Tabernaemontana orientalis R.Br. "
    http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/search/current/13355

    is there any kind of site that talks about this genus and its place on the tree?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It appears that the accepted name for the plants at present is Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Lam.

    In Flora of China
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=210002195
    FOC does not list T. orientalis

    in GRIN T. orientalis is listed as a synonym of T. pandacaqui
    http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?11824

    There is an argument that T. subglobosa is separate from T. pandacaqui, based primarily on leaf tip, but if you read the FOC description they have put them together under the earlier published name, T. pandacaqui.
    http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl...n&sa=N&usg=ALkJrhiRWESy56Flr5zUhnSfNT8_9-RB5Q
     
  3. Kada

    Kada Active Member 10 Years

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    wow you came up with a NICE key! thanks a lot for that!

    when looking at various things, are the Germplasm Resources Information Network and eFloras pretty safe to assume they use current/up to date/accepted taxonomy?

    thanks again!
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    GRIN and Flora of China are probably the two online authorities we use most frequently to determine the proper naming of the plants here at UBCBG. No resource is absolute however and it is always good to check as many authorities as possible.

    Here is a list of some of the others we use.
    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=20369
     
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    Kada Active Member 10 Years

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    great thanks, that is most useful!!!!
     

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