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Erica muscari tonyrebelo Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:26:41 +0000

probably an unknown hybrid. Needs work ...


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Bodatsa and GBIF
list this as a Synonym of Erica daphniflora var. muscari (Andr.) Bolus

Please add Erica daphniflora var. muscari to the dictionary and swap this into it.

Posted by tonyrebelo about 1 month ago (Flag)

But POWO: lists it as
valid as with 14 Synonyms viz:
Callista moschata G.Don
Callista muscari G.Don
Callista nidiflora G.Don
Callista trossula (G.Lodd. ex J.Forbes) G.Don
Erica bonplandiana Sims
Erica bonplandii G.Lodd.
Erica cruciformis Andrews
Erica cuneiformis Benth.
Erica fragrans Salisb.
Erica moschata G.Lodd.
Erica nidiflora Salisb.
Erica scoliostoma Klotzsch
Erica trassula Klotzsch
Ericoides muscari (Andrews) Kuntze

But BODATSA does not recognize it,
And it is identified in Kew as Erica nidiflora
which is also not listed in BODATSA or the electronic Erica key.
As this species is not listed anywhere in South Africa, it will never get an observation allocated to it, except by mistake.

Posted by tonyrebelo about 1 month ago (Flag)

OK I made this deviation but I thought your approach was going to be to try to work with POWO to get these changes made there?

Posted by loarie about 1 month ago (Flag)

POWO does not yet accommodate subspecies and varieties. They intend to, but dont have the resources at present.

Posted by tonyrebelo about 1 month ago (Flag)

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