Xanthorrhoeaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Asphodelaceae

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by Raakel, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Raakel

    Raakel Active Member

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    A discussion arose after we questioned the family in which Hemerocallis was placed. In the past UBCBG listed it as Liliaceae. In questioning Sean Graham (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research and Dept. of Botany):

    "Hemerocallis is recognized under Xanthorrhoeaceae in the APG system (APGII, 2003), as you said, or optionally under Hemerocallidaceae (if you chose to recognize three families instead of one; the third family is Asphodelaceae). So, for labelling you can go either way, and it might result in less cognitive dissonance for old-schoolers if we recognize three families."

    We have chosen to recognize three individual family names: Xanthorrhoeaceae, Hemerocallidaceae and Asphodelaceae.

    Name changes are recorded in our plant records; however, labeling of individual plants may not reflect these changes until the completion of a subsequent inventory.

    Raakel
     
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    Keeping them separate is the more prudent choice.

    Nowadays Hemerocallidaceae includes Phormiaceae and Asphodelaceae includes Aloaceae. The two families are readily distinguished by their inflorescence, leaf arrangement, pollen and seeds.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I want to hear someone say the title of this thread three times in quick succession.
     
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    Did it. What do I win?

    Now say Supermicrodistillationliquichemicosis three times.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    But I didn't hear you say it.
     
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    mp3 files are among the permitted attachments . . . so if you can record it, you can attach it here.
     

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