ICBN clarification sought.

Michael@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu A.@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu VincentDr.@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu Michael@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu A.@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu Vincent@Mizzou1.Missouri.edu, Curator TEL: 513-529-2755 VINCENMA at CASMAIL.MUOHIO.EDU
Mon Dec 18 08:41:23 CST 1995

As I understand the CODE, if you cite specimens as DIFFERENT from the
taxon being described, there is no way they could be misconstrued as
paratypes.  I would advise the graduate student to separate the
specimens out which are thought to be of hybrid origin, or somewhat
questionable, and discuss them in a separate portion of the paper.
That way, intent is quite clear, and no self-respecting botanist
would call them paratypes.

Dr. Michael A. Vincent, Curator    TEL: 513-529-2755
W.S. Turrell Herbarium (MU)        FAX: 513-529-4243
Department of Botany
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056 USA
Email: Vincenma at .MUOhio.edu

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