bidens tripartita or tripartitus?

Karol Marhold botukmar at SAVBA.SAVBA.SK
Fri May 30 17:45:16 CDT 1997


Apologize for another boring nomenclatural question:

In connection with the preparation of the Checklist of the
Flora of Slovakia I am trying to solve the problem of the correct
spelling of the epithet of "Bidens tripartita".
I have consulted several papers which dealt recently with this
genus and their authors mostly treated "Bidens" as feminine,
(according to the botanical tradition - Art. 62.1. of the ICBN (?) )
In such case, if I am correct, it should be "Bidens tripartita"
There is, however, alternative opinion - following Art. 62.2.
of the ICBN "Bidens" shoud be treated as compund generic
name, and the gender of the last word "dens" is masculine
and thus it shoud be "Bidens tripartitus"

Could anybody help me?

Thank you!

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Karol Marhold
Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dubravska cesta 14, SK-842 23 Bratislava,Slovak Republic
Tel.: (+421) 7 375840  Fax: (+42) 7 371948
E-mail: botukmar at savba.savba.sk
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