On the naming of plants?

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:28:33 PST
I belong to a group fighting just such a name change (non-geophytic and off
topic) where the morphology of the plants support the separate and long
standing genus, but the genetic evidence links it closely to one species of
a genus also long recognized as closely related.  This is the Australian is
it a dryandra or a banksia debate.  They have published their results,
renamed every plant in the genus with their name behind it and go about
like it has been accepted even though the only herbarium that has
recognized the change that I am aware of is run by one of the researchers
proposing it.  We are all hoping it won't fly but they are trying to push
it through.


On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Alberto Castillo

> "or to
>  support theories of convenience to put their names behind a plant's."
> My goodness, Randy! Do you think this is possible in the publication of
> plants?
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