The straw that broke Malpighiales' back (addendum)
kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Feb 1 17:58:11 CST 2004
I was reminded offlist that ICBN does not require priority for ordinal names, but there is a recommendation that priority should generally be followed. And in this case, I think priority should have been followed since Violales has both priority and is well known. But if they are separate orders (as I have proposed), the priority issue is no longer a problem anyway.
I should note that I am very open to shifting some of the families around in these 5 orders. In fact, I am already considering moving Pandaceae, Lophopyxidaceae, and Goupiaceae from Euphorbiales to Violales.
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