nawaz at KACST.EDU.SA
Mon Jul 30 11:06:54 CDT 2001
Dear List members,
Recently families Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae have been merged and the name accepted is Amaranthaceae, which was first described by Adanson, Fam. Pl. 2: 266. Jul.-Aug. 1763 (Amaranthi).
Long ago, in the year 1835, Burnett described the family Betaceae in Outl. Bot.: 591, 1091, 1142. Jun. 1835. Burnett's concept of Betaceae included both the present day Amaranthaceae s. str. and Chenopodiaceae.
My question to the listmember, especially those interested in nomenclature, is :
Why Betaceae (1835) should not be adopted for the family comprising both Amaranthaceae Adans. s. str.(1763) and Chenopodiaceae Vent. (1799).
Thanks and appreciation for the anticipated replies.
Scientific Research Specialist,
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