Rodger Whitlock
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:48:52 PST
On 14 Dec 05 at 9:51, Rachel Saunders wrote:

> All Albucas are now Ornithogalums - it has been published.

A reminder that such a name change is NOT legislation and you are NOT required to 
follow it. The names have been validly published in Albuca and those combinations 
remain valid.

Publication of a botanical name or re-name isn't like Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai 
with the tablets of the law.

The proof of the pudding is whether the botanical community, in its infinite wisdom, 
ultimately adopts the proposed generic reassignment, but even then the older names in 
Albuca are still valid.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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