Proposal to conserve the name Selinum microphyllum (Mulinum microphyllum) (Apiaceae: Azorelloideae) with a conserved type
FERNÁNDEZ, MARTINA; SUSANA MARTÍNEZ; CALVIÑO, CAROLINA I.
INT ASSOC PLANT TAXONOMY
Lugar: Viena; Año: 2016 vol. 65 p. 396 - 397
As a result of considerations of typification and application of the principle of priority, Mulinum microphyllum would become the correct name for M. hallei, while the entity commonly called Mulinummicrophyllum would become Mulinum morenonis (Kuntze) Speg.(in Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires 7: 295. 1902), based on Huanaca morenonis Kuntze (Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 113. 1898), the earliest legitimate name applicable. To avoid the confusion generated by thestrict application of the rules and to conserve the current usage of these names, we propose the conservation of the basionym Selinum microphyllum from its place of valid publication with a different type.The ICN states under Art. 57.1 that a name that has been widely and persistently used for a taxon or taxa not including its type is not to be used in a sense that conflicts with current usage unless and until a proposal to deal with it under Arts. 14.1 or 56.1 has been submitted and rejected. In this case we believe that the conservation of Selinum microphyllum with a conserved type would maintain in use Mulinum microphyllum, one of the oldest names of the genus, conserving the sense that has been consistently and widely used in the literature and in herbarium practices, as well as the current use of M. hallei. The lectotype of M. hallei will be designated in a taxonomic revision of the genus Mulinum.