[Taxacom] Quacks like a duck

David Wagner davidwagner at mac.com
Wed Feb 17 13:13:40 CST 2010

Just to get clear, I queried the chief editor of Phytotaxa (Maarten  
Christenhusz) and he replied that this statement from their website is  
not a requirement but only a guideline. I suggested the word guideline  
be included in the statement lest they come under unnecessary  
criticism from people (like me) who sometimes disagree with APG-III  
and its adherence to a particular brand of phylogenetic dogma.

David H. Wagner, Ph.D.
Northwest Botanical Institute
P.O. Box 30064
Eugene, OR 97403-1064

davidwagner at mac.com


On Feb 17, 2010, at 9:36 AM, Richard Zander wrote:

> "Family classification and placement of genera should follow APG-III
> (2009) for flowering plants and Smith et al. (2006) for ferns."
> I can see the value of a standard suprageneric classification if this
> were a journal focused on description of species, but it is not. The
> above requirement is simply wrong.

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