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Acacia : the case against moving the type to Australia

Luckow, Melissa; Hughes, Colin; Schrire, Brian; Winter, Pieter; Fagg, Christopher; Fortunato, Renee; Hurter, Johan; Rico, Lourdes; Breteler, Frans; Bruneau, Anne; Caccavari, Marta; Craven, Lyn A.; Crisp, Michael; Delgado S., Alfonso; Demissew, Sebsebe; Doyle, Jeffrey; Grether, Rosaura; Harris, Stephen; Herendeen, Patrick; Hernandez, Hector; Hirsch, Ann; Jobson, Richard; Klitgaard, Bente; Labat, Jean-Noel; Lock, Mike; MacKinder, Barbara; Pfeil, Bernard; Simpson, Beryl; Smith, Gideon; Sousa, Mario; Timberlake, Jonathan; van der Maesen, Jos; Van Wyk, A; Vorster, Piet; Willis, Christopher; Wieringa, Jan; Wojciechowski, Martin


Recent studies have shown that Acacia is polyphyletic and must be split into five genera. Proposal 1584 would retypify Acacia: the type of the Australian taxon A. penninervis would be conserved over the current lectotype (A. scorpioides) of an African taxon. We disagree with the recommendation of the Spermatophyte Committee to endorse this proposal. Contrary to Article 14.12 of the ICBN, no detailed case against conservation was presented in Proposal 1584. We maintain that there are strong...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Taxon


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