Holotype fragment (botany)
rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Tue Jan 17 08:56:55 CST 2006
Thanks, Paul. It sounds as if we are left in limbo. Seems to me that the
meaning of "single gathering" could be clarified without being made
retroactive; I bet there are some types that consist of multiple gatherings,
but that fact was not reported or known; i.e., we just have to accept them at
face value. That doesn't mean we should continue to allow such practice.
Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
> /Englera/ 20 is the proceedings of the Nomenclature Section at St. Louis.
> Paraphrasing is dangerous, but the arguments run as they appeared in
> the discussion here. There is a risk of confusion, and perhaps of more
> practical importance, of nomenclatural instability (the /Code/ is
> retroactive and past typifications are affected: thus current names are at
> risk). Instances are reported of collectors who mounted more than one
> gathering (i.e. made at different times) onto a single herbarium sheet.
> It was deemed to be a can of worms too dangerous to open.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Jensen" <rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU>
> To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 10:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Holotype fragment (botany)
> > Paul,
> > Could you provide a clue for those of us without access to Englera?
> > Cheers,
> > Dick J
> > Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
> > > From: "ralf becker" <r.h.becker at READING.AC.UK>
> > > > My question or thought was: Why does the code not allow a multiple
> > > > collection from the same individual at different times of the year so
> > > > has a type with all stages (e.g. fruit, flower).
> > >
> > > ***
> > > Well, see Englera 20: 59-61. 2000
> > > PvR
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Richard J. Jensen | tel: 574-284-4674
Department of Biology | fax: 574-284-4716
Saint Mary's College | e-mail: rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Notre Dame, IN 46556 | http://www.saintmarys.edu/~rjensen
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