Botanical Code Article 71

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Wed Mar 15 17:53:34 CST 1995

Richard J. Jensen asks:

> If an epitype is appropriate when the holotype is unidentfiable for
> "any reason," what becomes of lectotype?

If there is a holotype, there cannot be any lectotypes ("A holotype ...
is the one specimen or illustration used by the author ..."  - Art. 9.1
- Tokyo Code).


From: John McNeill, Director, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park,
      Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
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