Banana leaf canna nomenclature question
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:50:55 PDT
On 2 Nov 2010, at 11:48, wrote:

> A name either has a description, in which case it is validly published, or it
> does not. 

Isn't there a provision that old epithets are considered "described" if they 
refer to a good illustration or a pre-Linnean verbal description?

My memory of this may be wrong, but I recall it as a way of dealing with 
epithets published post-Linnaeus but before the ICBN had come into being with 
its many strictures.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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