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Thread: Sarracenia purpurea VS. rosea

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    Sarracenia purpurea VS. rosea

    What is the official nomenclature of these plants ? Is it only S.p.burkei that has been changed to S.rosea in order to separate it as it's own species ?

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    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea
    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii
    or Sarracenia rosea


    Some see enough difference in burkii to seperate it into it's own species; hence S. rosea. Personally it's still CLEARLY a purp and I stick with the long nomenclature of S. purp ssp. venosa var burkii. Lumper vs splitters. Tomato toemahto.

    Some also believe some of the Sarracenia rubra subspecies vary enough from one another to give them their own species. Don Schnell's book talks about the differences and is extremely helpful in showing you what the debate is all about.

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    I agree with you, I was just wondering if anything was made "official" on the staus of said plants. Taxonomy can be so frustrating sometimes !

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    Who has the authority to make these things "official"?
    is there one global body that is in charge of such things?

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    I don't pay any attention to 'rosea'. If visual differences were the important thing, we'd have to have sarracenia purpurea, sarracenia venosa and sarracenia rosea.

    Yet everybody seems happy to lump ssp. purpurea and ssp. venosa together and elevate burkii to rosea.

    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea pitchers are vastly different from the other two, yet venosa and burkii are broadly similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea pitchers are vastly different from the other two, yet venosa and burkii are broadly similar.
    Maybe that's why it is currently classified as S. purpurea ssp venosa var burkii
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    That's my point.

    Why should it be sarracenia rosea instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Who has the authority to make these things "official"?
    is there one global body that is in charge of such things?

    Scot
    I was wondering the same damn thing...

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