Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Aphyllon. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Orobanche uniflora 57154

Taxonomic Split 43351 (Committed on 11-21-2018)

Working around my mistake earlier of doing a swap instead of a split.

Added by ajwright on November 22, 2018 12:52 AM | Committed by ajwright on November 21, 2018
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Do you know if there is an underlying paper here that split this species?

Posted by kueda about 5 years ago

Update: I suspect it's Schneider (2016):

Combinations are made at the most recently treated rank for the taxon in Orobanche, with the exception of Orobanche uniflora subsp. occidentale Greene, which is recognized at species rank under the available name Aphyllon purpureum (A. Heller) Holub due to its unique hosts, long molecular branch lengths, and recent discovery of sympatric populations of A. purpureum and A. uniflorum in southwestern British Columbia (Schneider et al. 2016)
Posted by kueda almost 5 years ago

This split is apparently no longer recognized by POWO, or the citation (above) is in error. The split is inconsistent with the current treatment on POWO as of 2/17/2023: Aphyllon is apparently treated in the whole as a synonym of Orobanche,
and Aphyllon purpureum (A. Heller) Holub is placed as a synonym of Orobanche uniflora L.:
[not to be confused with Orobanche purpurea Jacq. of Europe].

Posted by gcwarbler about 1 year ago

@gcwarbler, yup, this is a known and intentional deviation from POWO here on iNat. Our system is kind of confusing, but you can look at the details by clicking "Taxonomy Details" on the Taxonomy tab of the taxon page. For example, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/739040/taxonomy_details shows the deviation for A. uniflora and A. purpurea, and https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/273241/taxonomy_details shows the deviations in genera.

Posted by kueda about 1 year ago

So noted. Someday when I grow up, I hope to understand taxon framework relationships. ;-)

Posted by gcwarbler about 1 year ago

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