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

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Sep 15 04:22:54 CDT 2014

It looks safe to say that just about anybody would think
it unusual to list differences between a variety and a 

As to Curtis Clark's point that the name of an infraspecific
taxon consists of three parts, this has been the case for a 
long time, to be precise since the 1966, Edinburgh Code 
(now in Art. 24.1 and Art. 24 Ex. 1).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gurcharan Singh" <singhg45 at gmail.com>
To: "Curtis Clark" <lists at curtisclark.org>
Cc: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] The Index Kewensis we were once Proud of and ThePlantList

>I just have a simple question. Since while discussing taxa in a
> publication, we mainly use accepted names, will it be alright if I use the
> statement "Anagallis arvensis L. var. caerulea (L.) Gouan differes from
> Anagallis arvensis L. subsp. foemina (Mill.) Schinz & Thell in following
> characters................................................................"
> , will it be alright for my *more expert scholars??*
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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> http://www.gurcharanfamily.com/
> http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> --
>> Curtis Clark        http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark
>> Biological Sciences                   +1 909 869 4140
>> Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona CA 91768

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