Fwd: Re: Fw: Re: [TAXACOM] Alternate spelling of Zigadenus

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Fri Apr 5 07:04:01 CST 2002


>Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 07:58:37 -0500
>From: Wendy Zomlefer <wendyz at dogwood.botany.uga.edu>
>Subject: Re: Fw: Re: [TAXACOM] Alternate spelling of Zigadenus
>To: Stephanie Bergamo <sbergamo at dogwood.botany.uga.edu>,
>  lammers at vaxa.cis.uwosh.edu, "Herbert R. Jacobson" <hjjacobson at AOL.COM>,
>  TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
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>Original-recipient: rfc822;lammers at uwosh.edu
>
>Herb:
>I am a taxonomist who works on Zigadenus, which is polyphyletic and has
>been split into several segregates based on molecular data (see Amer. J.
>Bot, 2001, 88: 1657-1669).
>
>Concerning the incorrect spelling in the old literature, the following
>is from my treatment in the Generic Flora of the southeastern United
>States (Harvard Papers in Botany, 2: 133-177), which also explains the
>derivation of the name:
>"The original spelling of the genus has priority over the orthographic
>variant, Zygadenus, commonly used in the older literature (e.g.,
>Gleason; Rydberg; Small, 1903, 1933; Kupchan et al., 1961)."
>
> From my nomenclatural article to appear in the journal Novon in June:
>The original spelling of the genus has priority over the orthographic
>variant "Zygadenus" (from Endlicher, 1836), commonly used in herbaria
>and some older floras (e.g., Small 1903, 1933; Gleason, 1952)."
>
>If you send me your mailing address, I can mail you a reprint of the
>Amer. J. Bot. article.
>Best wishes,
>***************************************
>Wendy B. Zomlefer, Ph.D.
>Curator
>University of Georgia Herbarium [GA]
>Dept. of Plant Biology
>2502 Plant Sciences
>Athens, GA  30602  U.S.A.
>FAX: 706-542-1805
>Ph: 706-583-0389; 706-542-1823
>wendyz at dogwood.botany.uga.edu
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>
> > -----Original message-----
> > From: "Herbert R. Jacobson"
> > To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
> > Date: 03/27/2002(Wed)19:25
> > Subject: [TAXACOM] Alternate spelling of Zigadenus
> >
> > I've been sending some Zigadenus to a friend working on sawfly /Zigadenus
> > interactions and she wrote to say that in many old papers the genus is
> > spelled Zygadenus. Can any of the botanists out there give me some
> > background on the varient spelling?
> >
> > Herb Jacobson
> >
>
> > > -----Original message-----
> > > From: "ThomasLammers"
> > > To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
> > > Date: 03/28/2002(Thu)08:15
> > > Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] Alternate spelling of Zigadenus
> > >
> > > At 06:25 PM 3/27/02 -0600, you wrote:
>
> > > As originally published [Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 213 + t. 22
> > (1803)], it
> > > was spelled "Zigadenus." I see no grounds for altering it under ICBN
> > Art.
> > > 60.1, and 60.3 seems especially to counsel against it. I suppose at
> > some
> > > point, someone felt the apparent Greek root word "zygon" was
> > misspelled and
> > > corrected it. (Michaux gave no derivation of the name.) The ICBN
> > does not
> > > allow such changes.
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > > e-mail: lammers at uwosh.edu
> > > phone: 920-424-1002
> > > fax: 920-424-1101
> > >
> > > Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
> > biogeography
> > > of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
> > >
> > > Webpages:
> > > http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/biology/Lammers.htm
> > > http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Resort/7156/lammers.html
> > > http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/biology/herbarium/herbarium.html
> > > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > > "Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
> > > -- Anonymous
> > >

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

e-mail:       lammers at uwosh.edu
phone:      920-424-1002
fax:           920-424-1101

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

Webpages:
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/biology/Lammers.htm
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Resort/7156/lammers.html
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/biology/herbarium/herbarium.html
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"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
                                                               -- Anonymous




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