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Correct plant names

Rhonda Whitehead
(Non-member from Auckland)
6/11/2018 2:43:57 p.m.
Hi there. Would some one be able to clarify the following?
1. Are all Baumea's now classified as Machaerina, and
2. Are Juncus edgaraie and J. gregiflorus the same plant?
7/11/2018 10:04:00 a.m.
Hi Rhonda, yes the Baumea sp. are now recognised as Machaerina, if you look at each member of the family you will see the Baumea name is regarded as a synonym. Juncus edgariae and Juncus gregiflorus are two different species which were clumped together as one until this pare was published "Johnson, L.A.S.; Wilson, K.L. 2000: Juncus edgariae (Juncaceae) - a new species from New Zealand. Telopea 9: 399-402," find it on Google scholar and have a read to find the differences between the two.

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