Holotype fragment (botany)

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Mon Jan 16 10:31:28 CST 2006

ralf becker wrote:

> But you raised a good point with your tree andI like get more background
> info, why the code does not allow multiple gathering from the same
> individual.

I don't believe the code forbids multiple specimens from the same individual, as
long as they are made by the same person at the same time.  For example, I
believe I could have a holotype for an oak consisting of two twigs, one with
leaves and no acorns, the other with leaves and acorns.  They could be mounted
on a single sheet or be mounted on separate sheets "clearly" marked as the
holotype series.  The important point would be that the two specimens were from
a single gathering by the same collector.


Dick J

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