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A plea to restore Petagna's authorship for the genus Sansevieria, nom. cons. (Liliaceae)

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Abstract:

Sansevieria Thunb. (1794) and Sanseverinia Petagna (1787) are generally regarded as separate generic names, and the former has been conserved over the latter (see App. III of the Vienna Code). However, it is determined that the two are not separate generic names but that Thunberg's Sansevieria is a misspelling of Petagna's Sanseverinia. Nonetheless, Thunberg's spelling is to be retained as required by Art. 14.8 of the Melbourne Code. However, the authorship of Sansevieria should be re-attributed to Petagna.

Keywords: INSTITUTIONES BOTANICAE; PETAGNA; SANSEVERINIA; SANSEVIERIA; THUNBERG

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/622.7

Affiliations: 1: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Biologia, via Foria 223, 80139 Napoli, Italy;, Email: bruno.menale@unina.it 2: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Biologia, via Foria 223, 80139 Napoli, Italy 3: Bagnolifutura S.p.A., via Diocleziano 341/343, 80124 Napoli, Italy

Publication date: April 20, 2013

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