ICBN question

Dipteryx dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Thu Sep 12 20:01:02 CDT 2002

Just my $0.02 worth, without being familiar with the Syst. Veg.
I don't seem to find any basis for a requirement that a taxon must be
assigned to a family for it to be validly published (Art 19.6 should apply?)

However a quick look at IPNI shows no "infrafamily names" attributed to Roemer & Schultes (only some 2000 species), so maybe they missed out on some other requirement, such as a sufficient diagnosis? Maybe Art 34.1.(d) applies here?

Paul van Rijckevorsel
Utrecht, NL

----- Original Message -----
From: Kristina Lemson <k.lemson at ECU.EDU.AU>
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 4:14 AM
Subject: ICBN question

> 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
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