Cyrtanthiflora's Début.

Russell, G. 2009. Cyrtanthiflora's Début. Clivia 11 : 65-71 (2009).

Some time ago I worked on the Clivia-associated generic names Imatophyllum, Imantophyllum and Himantophyllum. In order to get some clarity into my cloudy thinking, I contacted the Prince of Monocot botanical nomenclature, Rafaël Govaerts from the RBG, Kew. Together we have come to the conclusion that although Himantophyllum should be considered an orthographic variant of Imatophyllum, it can be argued that Imantophyllum represents a new genus, erected when Hooker transferred Lindley's Vallota? miniata as Imantophyllum? miniatum in 1854. This is all explained fully in my paper "Imatophyllum?....Tut-tut Dr Hooker !" published in Clivia 12: 5-12 (2010).
The upshot of this is that 'Imantophyllum ×cyrtanthiflorum' must be handled as a separate nomenclatural entity to 'Imatophyllum ×cyrtanthiflorum' and 'Himantophyllum ×cyrtanthiflorum'; something which I did not do in the published version of "Cyrtanthiflora's Début". As a result, some changes needed to be made to the nomenclatural list that was included.
Regarding the published version, I was disappointed with the choice and display of the images in the printed article. I had spent much time preparing large-scale images to give the best possible illustrations. This work was ignored by the editorial team, despite the many notices I gave of it. Perhaps someone else would be able to put some of this work to better use. My image download page from which they may be acquired can be accessed by clicking HERE.
My article as it should have been printed in Clivia 11 (version 2.0), can be downloaded as a PDF HERE.
My updated article, incorporating the latest changes, can be downloaded as a PDF HERE.
Regarding my reference list at the end of the article, here are links to those that can be accessed on the Internet.
1. Koopowitz, H. 2002. Clivias. Portland, Cambridge: Timber press. or
2. van der Linde, J. 2003. Some early names associated with Clivia No. 6 - Charles Raes & Louis van Houtte. Clivia News 12 (4): 12-13. or
3. Anonymous. 1859. Advert for Louis van Houtte. Gardeners' Chronicle 1859 (11): 212.
4. Anonymous. 1861. Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society 1: 232.
5. Anonymous. 1860. Advert for E.G. Henderson & Son. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste. (New York). 15: 5. or
6. De Coster, P. 1998. History of clivia in Belgium. Clivia Yearbook 1998 (=1): 31-32.
7. Duchartre, P E S. 1859. Note sur un hybride de deux espèces d'Himantophyllum. Journal de la Société Impériale et Centrale d'Horticulture. 5: 758-767.
8. GenBank:
9. Groenland, J. 1859. L'Himantophyllum cyrtanthiflorum. Rev. Hort. 1859: 258-260.
10. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code). 2006. Regnum Vegetabile 146. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag KG.
11. Koch, K. & Fintelman G.A. 1859. Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2 (16): 122-123.
12. Koch, K. & Fintelman G.A. 1859a. Himantophyllum cyrtanthiflórum Lindl. msc. Ein neuer Amaryllideen-Blending. Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2 (17): 132-133.
The above two references may be found on the combined slideshow page:
14. Lindley, J & Moore, T. (eds.) 1866. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom, 1: 300. or
15. Ran Y, Hammett KRW, Murray BG. 2001 Hybrid Identification in Clivia (Amaryllidaceae) using Chromosome Banding and Genomic In Situ Hybridization. Annals of Botany 87: 457-462.
17. Van Damme-Sellier, J. 1861. Histoire de la société royale d'agriculture et de botanique de Gand. p. 262.
18. van Houtte, L. 1869-1870. Imantophyllum (Hybr.) Cyrtanthiflorum. Flore des Serres et des Jardins de L'Europe. 18: 87, t. 1877.
20. Spoor, W.C. 1860. Imantophyllum (Clivia). Flora en Pomona, n.r. 1: 67-70.

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