Nomenclatural notes on Notocactus and on Alwin Berger's "Kakteen"

Citation
A. Doweld et W. Greuter, Nomenclatural notes on Notocactus and on Alwin Berger's "Kakteen", TAXON, 50(3), 2001, pp. 879-885
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences
Journal title
TAXON
ISSN journal
0040-0262 → ACNP
Volume
50
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
879 - 885
Database
ISI
SICI code
0040-0262(200108)50:3<879:NNONAO>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Notocactus, a name first published by Fric in 1928, was clearly, if implici tly, based on Schumann's Echinocactus subg. Notocactus. The first type desi gnation for the generic name and its subgeneric basionym was by Backeberg i n 1938. It conforms to current usage and to the provisions of the Code and must stand. A later designation, based on the assumption that Fric had desc ribed a new genus, has no standing; it would have made Notocactus a homotyp ic earlier synonym of Eriocactus Backeb. (nom cons. prop. against Eriocepha lus Backeb.). More than 70 new combinations and at least three generic name s published by Berger in 1929 under a narrow generic concept, differing fro m the wide concept he adopted in the main body of his book, are to be consi dered as alternative names accepted and validly published by him in the ind ex to his book. They include 13 new combinations under Notocactus.