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Disambiguation of SpinifexEdit

Could you help to disambiguate the links to Spinifex shown in this list? I don't know enough about the differences between Spinifex (coastal grass) and Triodia (plant) to get the right one.— Rod talk 14:45, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Input requestedEdit

Hey folks. I recently created Philodendron sodiroi and I'd like some input on a decision I made regarding the photo.

For context, the best sources clearly state that P. sodiroi, P. sodiroi ornatum are synonymous and that in the past the currently accepted species of P. sodiroi was previously placed under P. ornatum, which remains a different species. The photo on the article is tagged as P. ornatum, but the actual plant in the photo pretty clearly looks like P. sodiroi to me since P. ornatum doesn't have such obtuse sinuses and little or no silver mottling.

Can someone who is good at aroid identification (@Plantdrew: maybe?) confirm my thinking here? I see this problem of misidentified plants all over Commons and usually it's totally obvious but in this case I think it's complex since the classification history is muddled. Steven Walling • talk 19:58, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

Article creationEdit

A very curious (and fishy) proposal that seems to have ramifications for this project and other projects with substantial gaps in content in the biota area has arrived at the village pump. Thanks to those who have already ventured there - it is indeed interesting, albeit some marvellous comments from all sides of the argument, real street theatre material...

Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals) in the section - ::Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Mass_creation_of_pages_on_fish_species

JarrahTree 07:15, 31 August 2022 (UTC)


This article on a purported plant disease, presented as current but sourced only to centuries-old works, could use some expert attention. Cheers! BD2412 T 03:42, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

A more recent (and clearer) description can be found at . The Biodiversity Heritage Library has other hits for the term, which may also be of use. Lavateraguy (talk) 00:17, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Please note that Evergreen, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 12 September 2022 (UTC) on behalf of the AFI team

Hebe or Veronica?Edit

It does seem to me that the sinking of Hebe into Veronica is now quite widely accepted, although resisted by many gardeners. A problem with maintaining an article like Hebe (plant) is that there's no reliable up-to-date list of species, since comprehensive reliable sources use Veronica. Views? Peter coxhead (talk) 17:51, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

I hope you do not mind that I changed "hebe" to point to what I believe is the correct page you are referring to. Hardyplants (talk) 08:54, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! What's your view on the question? Peter coxhead (talk) 13:08, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
I know veronica well enough, and Veronicastrum which now seems be in Veronica too, but Hebe is a genus I no experience with. Among gardeners name changes take time but it occurs a lot faster now with the internet. I still morn the loss of all the North American Asters, because I can not spell the new taxon names. Hardyplants (talk) 18:10, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
Redirect it. Abductive (reasoning) 19:29, 5 October 2022 (UTC)
Move species articles to Veronica titles. There didnd't seem to be any opposition to that when discussed last year at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Plants/Archive73#Hebe_vs._Veronica (I read Abductive's comment as not wanting to move the articles himself). I'm fine with redirecting Hebe to Veronica; if there's a good infrageneric classification it could be restored. I don't think Hebe has as much horticultural interest as Azalea; if it does, retaining the article would be an option (on a semi-related note, POWO now includes many more species of Coleus than are listed in that article (Coleus was treated as a synonym for a few years, but had an article the entire time)). Plantdrew (talk) 21:37, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

Any subtypes? for Palisade Cells?Edit

Greetings, are there any subtypes of palisade cells? If there are any, please tell me as soon as possible, thank you! P.S are there any abbreviations of palisade cells? BloxyColaSweet (talk) 23:32, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

I would think not. As explained at Palisade, "palisade" just refers to shape - like a paling fence. Gderrin (talk) 23:52, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

Mass stub creation discussionEdit

There is a discussion ongoing at WP:Arbitration Committee/Requests for comment/Article creation at scale about reining in mass stub creation. Abductive (reasoning) 19:33, 5 October 2022 (UTC)