Issue 16050

Albizia & Leersia genus wrong in backbone

Reporter: mdoering
Type: Bug
Summary: Albizia & Leersia genus wrong in backbone
Priority: Critical
Resolution: Done
Status: Done
Created: 2014-07-09 11:23:11.466
Updated: 2017-02-22 12:28:06.807
Resolved: 2017-02-22 12:28:06.804
Description: reported by: Shyama Pagad []

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

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:

One of these is the actual genus in Fabaceae:, while the other contains a single “provisionally accepted name”, Albizia tomentosa, listed as Asteraceae:

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:

The main entry is in Poaceae:, while a separate entry in an unassigned part of Bryopsida includes a single “accepted name”, Leersia extinctoria:

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

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."
Created: 2014-07-14 14:34:35.984
Updated: 2014-07-14 14:34:35.984

Comment: Albizia is in Backbone February 2017 in Fabaceae, Leersia in Poaceae as it should be. Closing
Created: 2017-02-22 12:28:01.844
Updated: 2017-02-22 12:28:01.844