Compositae vs. Asteraceae ??
cereoid at prodigy.net
Wed Aug 8 13:53:53 EST 2001
A better wording would be to say that the obsolete Jussieu family names are
still tolerated as alternate names even though they are not in proper form.
It is better practice that one consistently uses the conserved plant family
names in proper form that are listed in the appendices of the ICBN. It makes
no sense to continue to use the obsolete Jussieu names that are in improper
form. I look forward to the day the obsolete Jussieu names are rejected
outright by the code.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jensen, Douglas <douglas.jensen at converse.edu>
To: 'Cereoid*' <cereoid at prodigy.net>; <plant-ed at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 3:33 PM
Subject: RE: Compositae vs. Asteraceae ??
> As I understand it, the code allows 8 of the old descriptive family names
> be used as fully acceptable alternatives to their modern synonyms.
> Palmae=Arecaceae (Although the pronounciation is similar to Ericaceae, the
> families are very different. Nevertheless, pronounciation is not
> nomenclaturally specified)
> Guttiferae=Hypericaceae/Clusiaceae (I don't know if anyone uses this
> These are some of the most readily recognisable families in the world,
> are very large, and their descriptive names point out the specific traits
> that many people use to identify them on sight. I teach both names to my
> students, because both are useful.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cereoid* [mailto:cereoid at prodigy.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 8:19 PM
> To: plant-ed at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: Compositae vs. Asteraceae ??
> The phrase "except in specified cases." in Principle IV refers to
> names not the eight obsolete Jussieu family names.
> The family names Arecaceae and Ericaceae are neither homonyms nor are the
> pronounced the same.
> "Donna I. Ford-Werntz" <diford at wvnvm.wvnet.edu> wrote in message
> > I'm with Bryan on this one (as I previously replied privately with the
> > answer). The Asteraceae/Compositae duality is one of eight families
> > qualify under the Principle IV exclusion "except in specified cases."
> > However, it is true that in many cases the older name is falling into
> > disuse. One that will be long-standing I believe is Palmae rather than
> > Arecaceae (vs. Ericaceae).
> > Donna I. Ford-Werntz West Virginia Univ.
> > Herbarium Curator (WVA) Box 6057
> > Assoc. Prof. Biol. Morgantown, WV 26506
> > 425 Brooks Hall (304)293-5201 X2549
> > email: diford at wvu.edu fax: (304)293-6363
> > Web site at http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/
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