[Taxacom] Binomial Nomenclature - was: "cataloguing hypotheses & not real things"

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Sep 5 03:06:59 CDT 2013

From: "Rafaƫl Govaerts" <R.Govaerts at kew.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 6:08 PM

[...] So I can now say with confidence that 100% of Myrtaceae taxonomists
agree with the species concepts as available on the World checklist (WCSP).

Still, if I look at the literature, the taxonomy of the Myrtaceae
does not strike me as stable. The classification of Myrtaceae
of, say, 25 years ago was rather different from what may
count as the consensus today. I also have the impression
one may get into trouble in Australia by voicing an opinion
on the eucalypt question.


More information about the Taxacom mailing list