Holotype fragment (botany)

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Mon Jan 16 09:44:10 CST 2006

At 09:31 AM 1/16/2006, Richard Jensen 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.

But he asked about multiple GATHERINGS -- taken at different times, maybe
by a different collector.

I think this is to prevent confusion.  The chances of two gatherings
representing two taxa is greater than the chance of one gathering
representing two taxa.  If there is a need for greater clarity, one can
designate an epitype.

Tom Lammers

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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