ralf becker r.h.becker at READING.AC.UK
Thu Jan 12 16:48:43 CST 2006

 Dear Guido.

I hope this answer your question.

This EX.5 is found in article 8.3.

Ex. 5. The holotype specimen of Eugenia ceibensis Standl., Yuncker & al.
8309, is mounted on a single herbarium sheet at F. A fragment was removed
from the specimen subsequent to its designation as holotype and is now
conserved in LL. The fragment is mounted on a herbarium sheet along with a
photograph of the holotype and is labelled "fragment of type!". The fragment
is no longer part of the holotype specimen because it is not permanently
conserved in the same herbarium as the holotype. Such fragments have the
status of a duplicate, i.e. an isotype.

Yes Paul you missing something.

9.1. A holotype of a name of a species or infraspecific taxon is the one
specimen or illustration (but see Art.
37.4) used by the author, or designated by the author as the nomenclatural
type. As long as a holotype is extant, it fixes the application of the name
concerned (but see Art. 9.13; see also Art.

And what you make of this:

Ex. 2. The holotype of Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn. (1807) is a seed of
unknown provenance (P), clearly belonging to the species currently known as
Butyrospermum paradoxum (C. F. Gaertn.) Hepper. However, the two subspecies
recognized within that species can only be distinguished by characters of
foliage or inflorescence. Hall & Hurdle (in Taxon 44: 410. 1995) designated
an epitype with foliage, Mungo Park (BM). It belongs to the western
subspecies, now to be known as B. paradoxum subsp. paradoxum.

The Holotype is a seed. Is a seed a specimen????


Ralf Becker


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