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Name of an orchidEdit

Hi Plantdrew.

Wondering if you can help me (but I realise you're busy). I was planning on creating an article for Neobenthamia gracilis. This is the accepted name in quite a few place. But WCSP is a notable departure. It has N. gracilis as a synonym of Polystachya neobenthamia. Wikispecies has followed this lead.

I don't need you to try and figure it out for me ... just wanted your opinion. Should an article be named P. neobenthamia, or Neobenthamia gracilis? Prime Lemur (talk) 14:55, 18 December 2018 (UTC)


the new year is treating you well - having suffered from kangaroo ticks at various parts of the anatomy at different times (not a pleasant experience) I am curious on your take of the south american slant of categorising of, is that just lazy pick a country any country as the plotting on seismic processing I did all those years ago, in your knowledge - or simply lack of adding the oz material? cheers JarrahTree 08:27, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

think I have answered my own question by observation - laziness... it was JarrahTree 08:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Kermesia immaculataEdit

The broken link on CoL should point to The database is not particularly user friendly — you have to enter the scientific name and wait for it to offer a target — and it doesn't show the link to the result in the address bar (I had to guess it using the CoL link).   Jts1882 | talk  08:03, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Jts1882:, did you mean this message to go to somebody else? I haven't had anything to do with any Kermesia, so I'm not sure what you're trying to show me (unless it pertains to instability of CoL IDs that I mentioned at Template talk:Taxonbar). Plantdrew (talk) 19:18, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
There is a exasperated comment on your main user page about it. I don't know from when.   Jts1882 | talk  20:22, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Oh, right. I wasn't turning up anything on here on for it. I know I have something on my page about some decent bot articles, but had no memory of what those specific articles were. Plantdrew (talk) 20:36, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Blue squirrel (animal) listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Blue squirrel (animal). Since you had some involvement with the Blue squirrel (animal) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 14:12, 14 January 2019 (UTC)


I thought at first you were wrong; IPNI has Nerine masonorum (but Gladiolus masoniorum). Practices seem to have changed with names ending in "n", but the ICNafp at 60C.1.b actually has the example "mason-iorum for Mason, father and daughter", so you were right, it should be Nerine masoniorum, since this seems to be a correctable wrong ending. Only "er" ending can now have the "i" omitted. I'll e-mail the IPNI. Peter coxhead (talk) 14:37, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Well, you were the one that moved it to the current title in the first place, so you're second-guessing your own judgement if anything. Good that IPNI got it fixed. Plantdrew (talk) 18:13, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Sigh... I'd forgotten that I had moved it; not sure why I didn't approach IPNI then. Anyway, Kanchi Gandhi, as usual, acted very swiftly! Peter coxhead (talk) 18:16, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
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