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Correspondence
Published: 2017-08-11

Nomenclatural notes on Macaronesian Micromeria (Lamiaceae)

Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO) / InBio Associated Laboratory, University of Porto, Campus Vairão, R. Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Institute for Integrative Nature Conservation Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, 1180 Vienna, Austria
Departamento de Biología Vegetal (Botánica), Universidad de La Laguna, 38271 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Chair of Restoration Ecology, Technical University Munich, Emil-Ramann-Str. 6, 85350 Freising, Germany
Priority typification illegitimate name taxonomic confusion Tenerife Eudicots

Abstract

Recently, the authors presented a proposal to conserve the names Micromeria varia Bentham (1834: 374) with a conserved type and M. hyssopifolia Webb & Berthelot (1844: 72) against Thymus ericifolius Roth (1800: 50) (Puppo et al. 2014a) to avoid disruption of current usage of these two well established names. This proposal, however, was not recommended by the Nomenclature Committee (Applequist 2016) and subsequently turned down by the General Committee (Wilson 2017). While regretting this decision, we are prepared to accept the taxonomic and nomenclatural implications.