Hi all, I have been getting together information on a vast range of plants for our region. Due to having more spare time than usual I have been able to put a lot more into doing so. I am considering putting all the info together in a book or Data disk in the future. I don't intend to put out a huge every plant there is 3 volume plant dictionary but something that is useful for both general advice and some reasonable plant i.d. for sub-tropics areas. Basically a book with pretty pictures and useful information. Because I worked in nurseries and done some studies, I have spent a lot of money on books and have found that I have had to buy too many for what an average garden enthusiast probably would. So I am condensing all the info that I have learned mainly for my own sake but would like to put it to good use. My biggest problem with plants and their i.d. has been deciding which is the current and correct name to use when it's synonymous with other species. A Grevillea is a Grevillea, a Codiaeum is a Codiaeum that's easy but when it comes to some plants especially cacti and succulents there can be multiple names. (e.g Cleistocactus samaipatanus can also be Bolivicereus croceus, Bolivicereus rufus, Bolivicereus brevicaulis, Borzicactus roseiflorus, Akersia roseiflora, Borzicactus samaipatanus, Bolivicereus samaipatanus). I have even seen a colleague spend $50.00 on a 'rare' Agave maculata which, when they were showing it off to me I pointed out it was actually Manfreda maculata which I'd bought for $5 at a garage sale about 4 years earlier and I would've given them a pup for nothing! When I search Manfreda however they are syn with Agave stictata, maculata, maculosa and Agave manfreda maculosa. Though the main plant does not die after flowering leaving me thinking that they are not true Agave and should be kept as Manfreda. Sorry going off course a little but I guess you see my point. I have read an older thread regarding which sites are best but there still seems to be variances between sites and books and it just ends up more confusing because I can end up with more names than what I started with. I know if I am putting names to plants I can put all synonyms with it but which is the correct one to use as the main name?