[Taxacom] Tetrastigma tuberculatum: nom. illeg.?

Veldkamp, J.F. (Jan Frits) Veldkamp at nhn.leidenuniv.nl
Tue Aug 21 09:08:08 CDT 2007


Art. 58.1. The epithet in an illegitimate name if available may be used
in a different combination, at the same or a different rank, if no other
epithet is available from a name that has priority at that rank.  

Latiff cited 4 synonyms, indicating their types, incl. that of Cissus
tuberculata Blume (see also the National Herbarium of the Netherlands
site: ). I some years ago made some
preliminary notes on this which I can send directly to those interested.

BTW: the description (p. 14) and the beautiful plate (t. 32) of Cissus
tuberculata Jacq. can be admired in

JeF Veldkamp

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On 2007-08-21 06:01, Boggan, John wrote:
> I thought I knew the Code pretty well but overlooked Art. 58.1. 
> Despite being published as an avowed combination, Tetrastigma 
> tuberculatum Latiff 2001 is apparently to be considered a nom. nov. 
> for Cissus tuberculata Blume (non Jacq.), with the same type.

I guess I know I'm getting old when I can no longer rely on, uh, what's
it called...memory!

> Unfortunately there's more: at the same time he made the 
> "combination", Latiff synonymized several species under T. 
> tuberculatum: Cissus mutabilis Bl. (1825), Tetrastigma mutabile (Bl.) 
> Planch. (1887), Tetrastigma encephalospermum Ridl. (1926), Vitis 
> kunstleri King (1896), Tetrastigma kunstleri (King) Craib (1926),
Vitis rafflesiae Miq.
> (1863-64) & Tetrastigma rafflesiae (Miq.) Planch. (1887). If I'm 
> looking at these names and dates right, he should have taken up T. 
> mutabile
> (Bl.) Planch. as the correct name for this taxon, as Cissus mutabilis 
> Bl. (1825) is the next oldest name after Cissus tuberculata Bl.
> (actually published at the same time) and therefore has priority over
> tuberculatum Latiff (2001) IF all these taxa are combined under one 
> name.

Based on Article 58.1, that would seem to be the case, since the nom. 
nov. only dates to 2001.

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