Holotype fragment(botany

ralf becker r.h.becker at READING.AC.UK
Fri Jan 13 21:15:49 CST 2006

Hello Richard.P

The "several plants" and "multiple small plants" options are logically
analagous to zoological syntypes. In zoology, if the syntype series is later
deemed to consist of (or may potentially consist of) more than one taxon, a
lectotype may be designated.  I assume that lectotypification works the same
way in botany as it does in zoology?

There is a fundamental difference in botany.

9.2. A lectotype is a specimen or illustration designated from the original
material as the nomenclatural type, in conformity with Art. 9.9 and 9.10, if
no holotype was indicated at the time of publication, or if it is missing,
or if it is found to belong to more than one taxon (see also Art. 9.13).


Ralf Becker


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