Nomenclature: name rejection?

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Wed Jan 4 13:04:04 CST 2006

I am not sure I understand the problem.

* /Pternopetalum vulgare/ is the name that has priority
* /Pternopetalum vulgare/ is the name that is in use
* /Pimpinella clarkeana/ is a synonym, whether or not it is illegitimate

Looks to me that (nomenclaturally) everything is fine?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisong, Wang" <lswang at IBCAS.AC.CN>
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 7:22 AM
Subject: Nomenclature: name rejection?

> Dear All:
> Recently, I found a nomenclature problem dealing with the name
> Pternopetalum vulgare (Dunn) Hand.-Mazz.
> Its basionym is Cryptotaeniopsis vulgare Dunn. which was described on 1902
> by S. T. Dunn. In the original description, the author cited 10
> collections (Faber 60, 627, 632, Henry 10675, 5384, 5406, 5444, 5444A,
> Pratt, 831, Watt 6556) for this name, but without definite typification.
> In 1951, Banerji, M. L. published another new name Pimpinella clarkeana
> Watt ex Banerji which was based on Watt 6556. From the original
> description of P.clarkeana, Banerji did not mentioned the name published
> by Dunn in 1902. According to Code, Pimpinella clarkeana Watt ex Banerji
> is illegitimate name,but this name has been generally consider as the
> accepted synonym of P. vulgare, and recorded in the online flora list of
> Nepal as accepted species (??). In 1978, the lectotype of P. vulgare has
> been designated from the ten collections (Henry 10675), but in
> Umbelliferae of India, its lectotype has been indicated as Watt 6556. I
> don't know how dose this difference has happened?
> Dose this name should be rejected through a nomenclatural proposal?
> The following is the name and their original publications.
> 1933  Pternopetalum vulgare (Dunn)Hand.-Mazz., Umbelliferae. Symbolae
> Sinicae,  VII. 719
> 1902   = Cryptotaeniopsis vulgaris Dunn, Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 2737
> 1951   = Pimpinella clarkeana Watt ex Banerji, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist.
> Soc. 1. 88
> 1916   = Deringa vulgaris (Dunn) Koso-Pol., Monit. Jard. Bot. Tiflis, Ann.
> xi. 139, (1916); et Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 1915, n. s. xxix.
> 1978   = Pternopetalum vulgare (Dunn) Hand.-Mazz. var. foliosum Shan & Pu,
> Acta Phytotax. Sin., 16(3): 69

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