[Taxacom] Autonymy: usage of terms in Botanical Nomenclature
Paul van Rijckevorsel
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Mar 23 12:01:41 CDT 2016
In zoology, "nominal" and "nominate" refer to quite different
concepts. See the Glossary.
In botany, I suppose an adjective "autonymous" could exist,
but I cannot imagine a case where it would be used. A
variety that bears the autonym as its name would be called
"the typical variety".
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Davis" <cdavis15 at asu.edu>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] Autonymy: usage of terms in Botanical Nomenclature
> 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
> in botanical publications, and if not, does the adjective "autonymous"
> exist and fulfill this role?
> Christopher Davis
> Taxacom Mailing List
> Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> The Taxacom Archive back to 1992 may be searched at:
> Channeling Intellectual Exuberance for 29 years in 2016.
> Geen virus gevonden in dit bericht.
> Gecontroleerd door AVG - www.avg.com
> Versie: 2015.0.6189 / Virusdatabase: 4545/11866 - datum van uitgifte:
More information about the Taxacom