[Taxacom] The Index Kewensis we were once Proud of and The PlantList

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Sun Sep 14 13:55:27 CDT 2014

On 2014-09-13 8:54 AM, Gurcharan Singh wrote:
> More so
> if we have a subspecies foemina, we also need to have a subspecies
> anagallis, and var. caerulea has to find place among any of these two, not
> just a variety under the species. The example I have given defies all rules
> of botanical nomenclature.

I used to think that, too, but several years ago on Taxacom it was 
pointed out by several scholars more expert in the Code than I that 
placing a variety within a subspecies is a classification, not a name.

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