Fragments of types, Isotypes?

Alina Freire alina.freire at MOBOT.ORG
Wed Apr 10 16:54:55 CDT 2002

Dear taxacomers:

While studying Aciotis (Melastomataceae) and Saxifragaceae s.l. from Ecuador
I have come across with specimens/microfiches from several herbaria (e.g.
BR, F, GH, G-DC) that are only fragments of the type (usually a leaf, or a
fragment of an inflorescence). Should I consider these as isotypes?

Thank you very much.

Alina Freire-Fierro
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA
Phone: (314) 577-9535; Fax: (314) 577-0830
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