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Bleeding heart

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: pondlifepondlife’s reputation in Plantspondlife’s reputation in Plantspondlife’s reputation in Plantspondlife’s reputation in Plants
bleeding heart
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New name

This is one of the Dicentra that has been renamed it's now Lamprocapnos spectabilis, (http://eol.org/pages/595467/overview)

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Thanks why do they keep

Thanks why do they keep changing name's just leave them alone


cicuta58's picture

Name changes

Sometimes it is for taxonomic reasons and sometimes because the earliest name has to take precedence. The first is necessary, but the second could be reduced if the perpetrators did something more useful!


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It appears that the argument

It appears that the argument comes from molecular evidence http://namethatplant.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/dicentra-disbanded-welcome...

Most recently Am. J. Bot. March 2012 vol. 99 no. 3 517-528
• Key Results: Fumarieae is monophyletic and includes three groups that agree with the morphology-based subtribes: Discocapninae, Fumariinae, and Sarcocapninae. Within subtribes, the relationships among genera were different from those obtained with morphological data. Annual life span, nonchasmophytic habit, and a several-seeded capsule were the basal character states for the tribe. The ancestor occupied a continuous area between West Eurasia and Africa. Vicariances explain the divergence between lineages Discocapninae (South Africa) and Fumariinae–Sarcocapninae (Mediterranean), and the disjunction of Fumariinae (Mediterranean–Central Asia).

• Conclusions: Molecular phylogeny confirms the subtribal classification of Fumarieae based on morphology. However it provides different results regarding the relationships among genera within each subtribe, which affects the inference of the evolutionary pathway followed by the four selected characters. The disjunct distribution of the tribe is explained by different vicariance scenarios.

On the second point, sometimes the perpetrators are overturned as in
Erica carnea L., Sp. Pl.: 355. 1 Mai 1753 [Dicot.: Eric.].
Typus: [icon] "Erica Coris folio IX", Clusius, Rar. Pl. Hist.: 44. 1601.

Erica herbacea L., Sp. Pl.: 352. 1 Mai 1753.
Lectotypus (vide Brickell & McClintock in Taxon 36: 480. 1987): [icon] "Erica Coris folio VII", Clusius, Rar. Pl. Hist.: 44. 1601.