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

Paul Kirk P.Kirk at kew.org
Thu Sep 5 03:13:04 CDT 2013


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From: "Rafaƫl Govaerts" <R.Govaerts at kew.org>
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[...] 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.


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