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Paul

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Hello,

A question to the taxinomists: do you think barbigerum and coccineum (and others in this group named lockianum...) can be considered as the same unique species or not?
 

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I'm not a taxonomist, but coccineum and barbigerum even differ in their leaves. While barbigerum leaves are floppy, the leaves of coccineum are stiff and more erect and keeled.
 

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I have a division of coccineum and the leaves are floppy and plant is much bigger than my barbigerum. plants can be very different in both species.
 

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My barbigerum leaves are small and stiff. coccinium leaves bigger and floppy.
barbigerum var vegvarutianum very narrow stiff and succulent. I think they are all different species.
 

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I don't think you can split them based on the leaves.

They are all variations of the same thing to my eyes.
 

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Is a matter of point of view...
I'll put all them in same specie and give them different varietal names
 

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I agree, and of course, the way and place it grows can change the plant habit, less the flowers.
 

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