The straw that broke Malpighiales' back (addendum)

Ken Kinman 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.
               ----- Cheers,
                          Ken Kinman

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