01-27-2015, 03:17 PM
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| | Re: Bucephalandra "Paris"
Originally Posted by Yo-han
I've collected at least one Bucephalandra on Borneo myself, which is the best database to compare mine to, before I start selling them?
regarding commercial names of Buces, I think there's no thing like a database for them. The trader / commercial names are a highly inconsistent matter. To assign an unnamed buce to one of those names is a quite hopeless undertaking.
But the botanical description of Bucephalandra species is in progress. More than 50 species exist on Borneo, as Peter Boyce estimates, and 29 are already formally described and named. The most are local endemics or have a delimited range, so information about the locality is very important. And it's indispensable to check the inflorescence characters for ID.
You know the localities of your plants, and you've to wait for inflorescences. Put mature inflorescences in 70% ethanol and ask P. Boyce if he would like to check them. A Buce with known locality may even have scientific value.
Otherwise, if the plants are not yet IDed or scientifically described, perhaps it's best to name them with the locality name.