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Nomenclature of the Drosera anglica complex revisited

Schlauer, Jan

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(2):46
Published 1 June 2010

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As noted before (Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 37:118-119, 2008), there can be only one legitimate name for all hybrids (including hybridogenic stabilized segregates) between two taxa at the rank that distinguishes the two parent taxa. In the case of Drosera linearis and D. rotundifolia as the parents (which are distinguished at species rank), this name is D. anglica. This has led to the relegation of the back-cross that has been known for a long time at the illegitimate rank of species (as D. 3 obovata) to a variety of D. anglica.

Keywords: Drosera anglica

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Schlauer, Jan. 2010. Nomenclature of the Drosera anglica complex revisited. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(2):46.

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