ICBN question

Kristina Lemson k.lemson at ECU.EDU.AU
Thu Sep 12 10:14:42 CDT 2002

Hi all

After some interesting discussion in the tea room, several of my
colleagues and I are seeking other's opinions on the following

Are names of groups of genera with the ending -(i)eae that were
published in Roemer and Schultes' edition of Syst. Veg. considered to be
valid equivalents of subfamily names for the purposes of priority?

The two view at present are 1) Yes, they do and 2) No they don't,
because the authors didn't recognise the family (previosuly published by
Brown 1810)


Dr. Kristina Lemson
School of Natural Sciences
Edith Cowan University
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Joondalup, Western Australia 6027

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