Friday, August 03, 2007
a paper by Chiron and Castro Neto which splits
These links are a little old, but still interesting:First, a paper by Chiron and Castro Neto which splits the Brazilian laelias into several genera, includingHadrolaelia, Hoffmannseggella, etc. Curiously, evenwhen Laelia is split up, most of the "Sophronitis" arestill placed in the same genus as Laelia tenebrosa andL. purpurata. Sophronitis cernua remains aSophronitis, but the large flowered "Sophronitis"become Hadrolaelias along with the big Laelias.http://members.xoom.alice.it/orchidnews/on17/paginas/vitor01eng.htmSecond, a response by van den Berg defending hisco-authors decision to lump all the Brazilian plantsin a broadly defined Sophronitis.http://members.xoom.alice.it/orchidnews/on20/pages/cassio01en.htmIt will certainly be interesting to see what furtherresearch brings.
Posted by Steve Peralta at 5:37 PM