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Albizia & Leersia genus wrong in backbone

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      reported by: Shyama Pagad s.pagad@auckland.ac.nz

      These are the two genera I mentioned to you hose taxonomy is incorrect in GBIF. Genus Albizia belongs to Fabaceae, and, Leersia to Poaceae

      http://www.gbif.org/species/search?q=Albizia&dataset_key=d7dddbf4-2cf0-4f39-9b2a-bb099caae36c
      http://www.gbif.org/species/search?q=Leersia&dataset_key=d7dddbf4-2cf0-4f39-9b2a-bb099caae36c

      Investigation from Donald:
      The problem with Albizia seems to be coming from our interpretation of Catalogue of Life.

      CoL includes two entries for genera with the name Albizia:

      http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Albizia

      One of these is the actual genus in Fabaceae: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/browse/tree/id/17732203, while the other contains a single “provisionally accepted name”, Albizia tomentosa, listed as Asteraceae: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/browse/tree/id/17846104.

      I guess the order in which we process these (and the fact that CoL seems to include both as at least in principle valid) has confused our processing. We need to consider how to fix this – and need to communicate with CoL (actually the Global Compositae Checklist) on the problem.

      The situation is almost identical with Leersia:

      http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Leersia

      The main entry is in Poaceae: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/browse/tree/id/17712908, while a separate entry in an unassigned part of Bryopsida includes a single “accepted name”, Leersia extinctoria:

      http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/browse/tree/id/17799162

      In this case the problem case comes from Moss TROPICOS Database.

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          From CoL, Yuri: "Christina realised that her GCC software exports not only Asteraceae species but also few species from other families. We notified her and looking forward to clean up CoL."

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          Markus Döring added a comment - From CoL, Yuri: "Christina realised that her GCC software exports not only Asteraceae species but also few species from other families. We notified her and looking forward to clean up CoL."
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          Albizia is in Backbone February 2017 in Fabaceae, Leersia in Poaceae as it should be. Closing

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          Markus Döring added a comment - Albizia is in Backbone February 2017 in Fabaceae, Leersia in Poaceae as it should be. Closing

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