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Taxonomic Swap 95533 (Committed on 2021-07-28)

Hexalectris grandiflora is replaced with Bletia mexicana, per Sosa and Chase 2020. This is accepted by Kew (POWO/WCSP).

Added by catullus on July 29, 2021 02:53 | Committed by catullus on July 28, 2021
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Could someone please recite the full citation for Sosa and Chase 2020?

Posted by gcwarbler about 2 months ago (Flag)

Yeah, it's a bit surprising; that's for sure.

Sosa, V. & Chase, M.W. (2020) New combinations and a new name in Bletia (Bletiinae; Orchidaceae). Phytotaxa 456: 297.

Hexalectris was founded to be deeply embedded within Bletia. It's certainly not inconceivable that a clade within Bletia could have developed mycotrophic adaptations.

Posted by catullus about 2 months ago (Flag)

Genus Hexalectris is soon going to be swapped with genus Bletia on iNat; it's just that H. grandiflora and H. parviflora now have new names, whereas the other species all retain their specific epithets, so those two are being swapped separately.

Posted by catullus about 2 months ago (Flag)

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