James Akers, England

Narcissus flavus

October 10, 2011

Category: Species

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I assume that this is a reaction by Kew to the new draft Flora Iberica which

Queltia jonquilla (L.) Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 315 (1837)
Stephanophorum luteum Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées: 134 (1867), nom. illeg.
{} = Narcissus flavus Lag., Elench. Pl.: [13] (1816)
Ind. Loc.- [“Colitur in Hortis”]
{} = Narcissus jonquilla var. henriquesii Samp. in Bol. Soc. Brot. ser. 2, 7: 127 (1931)
Ind. Loc.- [“Alentejo… entre as pedras do rio Xarrama, junto à vila do Torrão”]
{} Narcissus jonquilla f. henriquesii (Samp.) Cout., Fl. Portugal ed. 2: 169 (1939)

Under the “Age rule” if the above is accepted then Narcissus flavus is the correct name. N. fernandesii will have been included because it has recently been considered to be N. henriquesii

For those who do not already have a draft copy of the relevant part of Flora Iberica, I attach it, and the pages in question are 18-19.

James Akers


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One Response to Narcissus flavus

  1. Daffnet Admin3
    October 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

    This flora iberica list seems to contain rather odd suggestions. It is not stated who is the author nor on what evidence the new proposals are based.. Example is the diploid ! N longispathus with a nuclear DNA content of 36 picogram that is considered a synonym of N pseudonarcissus with 23.8 pg. Not to mention N bujei with 30 pg that is intermediate in genome size between N hispanicus with 25.8 pg and N longispathus with 36 pg, as has been shown in Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 67: 29-39 (2010) My conclusion: this is just…..
    Ben Zonneveld