[Taxacom] Family Epacridaceae (and Order Ericales)

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Mar 30 04:08:52 CDT 2009

From: "Kenneth Kinman" <kennethkinman at webtv.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:17 PM

Dear All,
I am going to give my classification of Order
Ericales below, since Family Epacridaceae is apparently a very sore
point among botanists who are not happy with the instability caused by
some of APG's cladifications. Not only has APG dumped it into Family
Ericaceae, but due to one year of priority, the subfamily name became
Styphelioideae. That just added insult to injury.

To remove this 'insult' I have again put in the nomenclature proposal
("Proposal to amend the Code") that would keep Epacridoideae (over
Styphelioideae). This did not make it at Vienna, but it did get support, so
I am hoping that it will fare better at Melbourne (maybe its time just was 
not ripe?). Publication is scheduled for the May issue of Taxon.

Incidently, this would also make it possible to protect Chloridoideae.


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