The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: Pinguicula subgenera and sections

A: OK, so let me start off by saying that I am not an expert on this genus. However, I am trying to wrap my brain around this genus. The new treatments in 2016 (Lampard et al. (2016), Roccia et al. (2016)) really changed things around in terms of species, but did not provide guidance on subgenera and sections. So I am going to use the framework that I have used for some time.

I know my framework has weaknesses (some of the sections are probably paraphyletic), but I have to start somewhere. So here is a short breakdown of the various sections, and descriptions of what you can find in them...

On each of the pages that follow, I will have a small section called "Changes from 2016", and those will discuss some of the consequences of the new treatments of the genus, on the genus.

Page citations: Ansaldi, M., and Casper, J. 2009; Casper, J. 1966, 2007; Halda, J.J. et al. 2007; Lampard, S. et al. 2016; Panfet-Valdés & Temple 2008; Rice, B. 2006a, 2011c; Roccia, A. et al. 2016; Schlauer, J. 2002; Shimai, H. & Kondo, K. 2007.

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