ICBN: The Cliff's Notes

David Maxwell opbungalow@gmail.com
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:06:42 PST
Hi All,

a question arose in my mind about the breaking of the generally accepted
rules in naming the bigeneric hybrid "Hippeastrelia" in the International
Code of Botanical Nomenclature...

and then the question arose again while I was compiling information on
Rhodophiala and read that "the genus Rhodophiala has been difficult, and at
time confusing, to classify nomenclaturally because most of the species had
formerly been included with the genus Hippeastrum,
Zephyranthes or Haemanthus."

So my question is how...and by whom...are plants classified...and then
re-classified...in the International Code of Botantical Nomenclature?

Just curious.


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