[Taxacom] Family Epacridaceae (and Order Ericales)

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:33:20 CDT 2009

>      That sounds like a good proposal to me, as long as it only gives
> Epacridoideae priority over Styphelioideae.
> To remove this 'insult' I have again put in the nomenclature proposal
> ("Proposal to amend the Code") that would keep Epacridoideae (over
> Styphelioideae).

Why bother?  The are just names, and names of relatively limited application.

I can not for the life of me see any significant scientific, social or
economic disruption that would result from the routine application of
the foundation principle of priority in this case.  99.9999...% of
humanity would not know or care that it has happened. Apart from us,
who really uses subfamilies?  Heck, we have enough difficulty
convincing people that families matter...

Jim Croft ~ jim.croft at gmail.com ~ +61-2-62509499

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