[Taxacom] Autonymy: usage of terms in Botanical Nomenclature

Christopher Davis cdavis15 at asu.edu
Wed Mar 23 11:01:00 CDT 2016

Dear Plant Taxonomists,

I would like clarification on the proper adjective(s) to use in describing
the Autonym in taxonomical publications. I note that the adjective
"nominate" has been preferred to the more general "nominal" when referring
to the Nominotypical taxon in Zoology. Should either of these terms be used
in botanical publications, and if not, does the adjective "autonymous"
exist and fulfill this role?


Christopher Davis

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