hybrids and synonymy

Frederick J. Peabody fpeabody at SUNFLOWR.USD.EDU
Wed Nov 27 10:11:45 CST 1996


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Frederick J. Peabody
Associate Professor of Botany
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069  USA
fpeabody at sundance.usd.edu

On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Harvey E. Ballard, Jr. wrote:

> Dear Dennis:
>
> If the hybrid has a validly published binomial (given to it when it was
> considered worthy of species rank) and the taxon is later determined by
> additional data to represent a hybrid, the hybrid is typically retained as
> such as a distinct taxon (albeit a nothotaxon combining the genomes of two
> distinct parental types) and, commonly (unless it's an allopolyploid
> relative to the parents) also gets an 'x' before the epithet.  In no case
> does a hybrid get synonymized under either of its parental species unless a
> taxonomist determines that nothing can profitably be distinguished in the
> entire complex that includes the putative parents.
>
> This is my own understanding.  What do others interpret from this?
>
> Best wishes,
> Harvey Ballard
>
>
> >Here's another question about synonymy.  I suspect it's covered in the
> >code, but I don't have a copy here.
> >
> >If a species is found to be a hybrid, is it then listed as a synonym under
> >both parental species?  Or only under the species named first?
> >
> >Thanks for a response.
> >
> >Dennis Paulson, Director                           phone 206-756-3798
> >Slater Museum of Natural History                 fax 206-756-3352
> >University of Puget Sound                       e-mail dpaulson at ups.edu
> >Tacoma, WA 98416
> >web site: http://www.ups.edu/biology/museum/museum.html
>
> ---
>
> Harvey E. Ballard, Jr.
> Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
> Horticulture Department, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706
> Tel: (608) 262-0159; FAX: (608) 262-4743
> and
> Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin Herbarium, Botany Department
> 132 Birge, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
> Tel: (608) 262-2792
> email: hballard at students.wisc.edu
>




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