Journal archives for September 2016

September 09, 2016

Sections for Euphorbia

How do people feel about adding sections (or subgenera) to the genus Euphorbia? I'm not completely sure if it would even work. But if I could figure it out, I'd be interested to know what other people's thoughts are. This would be a way of maintaining Chamaesyce (as sect. Anisophyllum) and Poinsettia (as sect. Poinsettia) as a distinct from the rest of Euphorbia (and others potentially) in a way that is more in line with current research. I know it would be immensely helpful for me to put the species into more manageable groups. Also, I think this would be nice for those who dislike the idea of losing Chamaesyce (myself and many others I've talked to). It's actually a bit difficult to bring myself to make a taxon swap simply because I know that iNaturalist won't maintain the distinctions.

The Flora of North America treatment will include several sections and a few subgenera when it is published (sometime later this year, apparently), and I would add taxa based on their classifications.

Let me know what you think.

Posted on September 09, 2016 02:59 by nathantaylor nathantaylor | 16 comments | Leave a comment

September 26, 2016

No iNaturalist for a week

This week I will be doing my best not to be on iNaturalist. My thesis defence is next week so I'm cutting down on distractions. I'll be back after next Tuesday to catch up on all the Euphorb observations I missed out on, but I really need to focus on studying and preparing for now. See you in a week!

Posted on September 26, 2016 16:28 by nathantaylor nathantaylor | 11 comments | Leave a comment