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The nomenclatural status of the genus Tubifera (Myxomycetes)

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Tubifera J.F. Gmel. 1792 is a genus of Myxomycetes that has been used in floras and monographs since the 18th century. The name became controversial when it appeared that “Tubulifera Jacq.” 1779 was a priorable name for the genus. This paper presents a history of the controversy, interprets Jacquin's original text, and offers reasons why “Tubulifera” cannot be regarded as a validly published generic name. The name Tubifera J.F. Gmel. is thus shown to remain the correct name for the genus.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain;, Email:

Publication date: 2011-02-01

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