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Re: taxonomy, phylogeny and cultonomy

  • Subject: Re: taxonomy, phylogeny and cultonomy
  • From: "Peter Boyce" <p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:47:36 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Steve

I sympathize (to an extent) in that 'our' system can be tricky to 
master, but we do follow the rules (International Code of Botanical 
Nomenclature) and are (mostly successfully) self-regulating. 

Sadly (as Wilbert and many more, I am sure, will attest), some of 
the MOST awful botanical naming blunders are those published by 
enthusiastic 'amateur systematist-hortculturists' . If anyone out 
there is into cacti, or orchids, they will no only too well just what a 
hash has been made of the naming by these folks.


Peter Boyce
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey
Tel. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5207
fax. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5278
email: p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk (work)
       boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk (home)

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