So much for nomenclatural stability

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Wed Mar 9 12:41:49 CST 2005

From: Piotr Naskrecki <p.naskrecki at CONSERVATION.ORG>
> But this is really not very different from the case discussed on
Taxacom a couple of years ago (I think) of the case of an orchid named
after a collector who illegally brought it back from its native
country. In that case the orchid was named after the collector, and the
name was pronounced politically incorrect and was to be changed. Not
sure what happened in the end.

A closer analogy is when the Brazilians decided they did not like
/Victoria amazonica/ and voted to change it to /Regia amazonica/.

Don't know what happened to the orchid. Apparently the Selby Botanical
Gardens did take it upon themselves to have the name revoked


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