autonymy hierarchy

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Tue Jul 8 11:44:13 CDT 1997

At 11:36 AM 07-08-97 -0400, Susan Farmer wrote:

>My understanding is that it becomes Planta rubra var. hypothetica

Correct.  See Art. 11.6.

>My understnading that when an autonym is created in this fashion, that
>autonymic names of all intermediate ranks are also created.

No.  Art. 22.3 and 26.3 explicitly state that only the *corresponding*
autonym is created.  Publishing Planta  hypothetica var. alba only creates
var. hypothetica.  It does not create subsp. hypothetica, subvar.
hypothetica,  or forma hypothetica.

Thomas G. Lammers

Classification, Nomenclature, Phylogeny and Biogeography
of the Campanulaceae, s. lat.

Department of Botany
Field Museum of Natural History
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