Nomenclatural Status of Berchtold & Presl (1820) tribal names

Thu Apr 8 08:24:00 CDT 1999

The Berchtold & Presl (1820) invalidly published names
reported in Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum
Vascularium at the rank of tribe

In 1996 I attributed the rank of tribe to a series of Berchtold and Presl
infrafamilial names published in 1820. In doing this I followed the advise of
others being personally unaware that on page 202, Berchtold and Presl
specifically equated their rank of "celed" with "familia" under a higher rank
("rad") they considered to be the same as "ordo" or what we would now term
"family" (Art. 18.2). As a result, the some 80 tribal names attributed to
Berchtold and Presl and reported by me over the years in Indices Nominum
Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium must now be
considered invalidly published (Art. 33.5) and new places of publication
reported for each name. See:

In my listing, I give the Berchtold and Presl names reported by me with the
now corrected authorship and place of publication noted. At present, I have
not found valid places of publication at the rank of tribe for seven names
(Baeckeeae, Browallieae, Daleeae, Mercurialideae, Mesueae, Rhapideae and

I wish to thank Robert Soreng of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
DC, for bring this to my attention.

See the listing at

Jim Reveal (MARY)

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