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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago (Flag)

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