Arum - naming a Group

John Grimshaw
Sun, 08 Apr 2007 23:04:21 PDT
Nobody is disbarred from naming any botanical/horticultural entity so long 
as the correct procedure is followed. So far as I'm aware (Graham Rice will 
correct if I'm wrong) the procedure to publish a group name requires its 
publication with a description of the characters it covers, preferably as 
comprehensively as possible. An example of this is the publication of the 
Galanthus nivalis Sandersii Group in our book 'Snowdrops', p.90-93, which I 
know Diane can look up, where the yellow variants of Galanthus nivalis are 
comprehensively discussed and the covering Group name instituted.

John Grimshaw

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diane Whitehead" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Arum - naming a Group

>  John Grimshaw described three instances where a Group name is used
> for plants.
> Who decides that a Group name is appropriate?  In the case of a genus
> with a regulating body, must it be done officially?  Could a nursery
> owner or an enthusiastic amateur decide to name one?
> Diane Whitehead
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