Botanical nomenclatural query

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Apr 2 06:59:18 CST 2002

Understanding, of course, that there is no requirement in the Code to use
such abbreviations, that they are merely taxonomic custom, not regulated
formally (Art. 7 merely uses them in passing, does not define them
explicitly), I would say that because the names are homotypic, I would
regard the cited case as a new (avowed substitute) name given to a  taxon
upon a change in rank, i.e., a "nom. et stat. nov."

At 02:05 AM 4/2/02 +0200, you wrote:
>Sorry for precision : you agree with the submitted case is a "sp. nov", I
>suppose ?

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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