[Taxacom] A small nomenclatural detail?

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Wed Sep 14 16:59:12 CDT 2011

It was used in mycology when we had later starting points to enclose the authors of pre-starting point 'devalidated names' ... it should be discouraged as it just confuses users (outside taxonomy) of names.

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] on behalf of John Steel [john.steel at botany.otago.ac.nz]
Sent: 14 September 2011 22:01
To: 'taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu'
Subject: [Taxacom] A small nomenclatural detail?

I recently came across the following journal usage where square brackets were used instead of the more usual ( )-brackets.  Is there a suggested recommended format for this or is it just one of those independent actions by someone wanting to be different?

Prunus dulcis [Mill.] D.A. Webb

Thanks for your time.

John Steel.


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