Taxonomic Swap 75248 (Guardado el 28/08/2021)

POWO treats as a synonym, synonym is already in the database with the status reflected there.

Añadido por cmcheatle en 17 de abril de 2020 a las 12:07 AM | Resuelto por jameskm en 28 de agosto de 2021
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There is a lack on consensus amongst Australian institutions about where this should treated at species or variety level. I guess this change should be accepted here, though it would be good hear other peoples feeback before changes are immediately implemented.

Anotado por gtaseski hace mas de 2 años

Thanks Guy. I'm not a taxonomist but I have a lot of field identification experience and I was surprised to hear that P. longifolia was to be made a variety of P. sericea (as now accepted by the Sydney RBG Herbarium) as to me the two former species are quite different in their field presentation. Often side by side in Blue Mountains bushland one is not mistaken for the other. In a simplistic sense I thought that two different sub-species existed in different geographical locations (and were somewhat different to each other) while a variety is localised within the larger species distribution. In that sense I guess this makes the use of the term 'variety' appropriate. The only trouble with this in my mind is that the former P. longifolia is not a localised variant and is quite widespread invariably growing with P. sericea var. sericea. Perhaps this is just the Blue Mountains experience. Overall I would be happier if the status of the two plants was maintained as species.

Anotado por margaretjb hace mas de 2 años

@karenwilsonau @marcoduretto Any thoughts on this taxon change?

Anotado por gtaseski hace mas de 2 años

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