In defense of nomenclature

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Wed Apr 4 08:59:54 CDT 2001

At 03:01 PM 4/4/01 +0200, skala at wrote:

>rules of nomenclature should not shape taxonomic solutions;

Certainly.  Nomenclature is the handmaiden of taxonomy.  It follows from,
is dependent upon, taxonomy.  Until the taxonomy has been done, there is
nothing to name, thus, no nomenclature.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
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