J Syst Evol ›› 2004, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (6): 575-576.

• Research Articles • Previous Articles    

Which is the correct scientific name, Tutcheria championii or T. spectabilis?

YIP Kwok‐Leung   

  1. Hong Kong Herbarium, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • Published:2004-11-18

Abstract: In accordance with the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, the name Tutcheria spectabilis Dunn (1908) has priority over the later name Tutcheria championii Nakai (1940) which is illegitimate, despite the fact that the latter name has been used in some recent Chinese floras.

Key words: Tutcheria championii, Tutcheria spectabilis, Pyrenaria