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Rejection of some original materia of Juncus kochii (Juncaceae) as useless for typification
Jaros?aw Pro?ków
Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae , 2006, DOI: 10.5586/asbp.2006.036
Abstract: The identity of the potential original material of Juncus kochii is discussed. The taxon at present is best regarded as Juncus bulbosus L. subsp. kochii (F.W. Schultz) Reichg. The relevant literature (protologue and references therein) was searched and details of all residual original elements were compiled. Taxonomic remarks are given. The herbarium material from the environs of Bitche (Moselle, Lorraine) and Gérardmer (Vosges, Lorraine) – both in France, has been rejected as useless for typification of J. kochii (because of taxonomic reasons), though it was listed both in the protologue and also as indirect references therein Schultz’s earlier publications.
Juncus bulbosus (Juncaceae), a species new to South America (Chile)
Jaros?aw Pro?ków
Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae , 2008, DOI: 10.5586/asbp.2008.028
Abstract: The first localities of Juncus bulbosus (Juncaceae) for South America (Chile) and for the whole south-western part of the world (S latitude and E longitude) are described, including precise geographical location and climatic conditions. General remarks on the invasiveness of the species and on the possibility of finding it in other parts of the world are given. The distribution of the species world-wide requires further studies, since the bulbous rush has become an invasive plant in areas where it did not occur before.
The section Atlanticae of the genus Luzula (Juncaceae)  [cached]
Romo, A.,Boratyński, A.
Collectanea Botanica , 2011,
Abstract: The section Atlanticae of the genus Luzula (Juncaceae).- Luzula atlantica Braun-Blanq. and Luzula tibestica (Quézel) Zarhan ex Romo & Boratyński are the only representatives of the section Atlanticae Kirschner of the genus Luzula. Luzula atlantica is an endemic plant from the High Atlas Mountains and Luzula tibestica is endemic to the Tibesti massif. Both taxa are studied from a nomenclatural, morphological, chorological and biogeographical point of view. These taxa, owing to their low dispersion capacity, have probably diversified in situ. La sección Atlanticae del género Luzula (Juncaceae).- Luzula atlantica Braun-Blanq. y Luzula tibestica (Quézel) Zarhan ex Romo & Boratynski son los únicos representantes de la sección Atlanticae Kirschner del género Luzula. Luzula atlantica es un endemismo del Alto Atlas y Luzula tibestica es una planta endémica del macizo de Tibesti. Ambos taxones son estudiados desde el punto de vista morfológico, nomenclatural, corológico y biogeográfico. Estos taxones, por su baja tasa de dispersión, se han diversificado probablemente in situ.
Nomenclatural changes in Brazilian Lycopodiaceae
?llgaard, Benjamin;
Rodriguésia , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S2175-78602012000200020
Abstract: this paper presents new nomenclatural combinations in brazilian lycopodiaceae, necessary for an upcoming conspectus of the family: there are 39 new combinations in the genus phlegmariurus, and one in pseudolycopodiella. two taxa, formerly treated as varieties of lycopodiella alopecuroides, are raised to status of species.
Nomenclatural changes in L/par/s-complex (Malaxidinae, Epidendroideae)
Dariusz L. Szlachetko,Hanna B. Margońska,Magdalena Ku?ak
Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae , 2008, DOI: 10.5586/asbp.2008.005
Abstract: Explanation of taxonomic and nomenclatural problems of few taxa of Liparis sensu lato are compiled. Taxonomic status of Disticholiparis is confirmed. New nomenclatural combinations within Stichorkis are proposed.
A Comparative Analysis of the Mechanical Role of Leaf Sheaths of Poaceae, Juncaceae, and Cyperaceae  [PDF]
Andreas Kempe,Martin Sommer,Christoph Neinhuis
Journal of Botany , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/690549
Abstract: Similarities in structural organization of the culm in Poaceae, Juncaceae, and Cyperaceae such as leaf sheaths and the presence of intercalary meristems at every node suggest the same mechanical properties and, accordingly, the same functionality. Meristems are zones of tissue formation, which constitute areas of weakness along the entire culm and provide the basis for rapid shoot elongation. Leaf sheaths clasp the culm preventing the shoot from breaking, ensuring the rigidity to grow erectly and to avoid damage of the meristematic tissue. The mechanical influence of leaf sheaths was investigated in members of Poaceae, Juncaceae, and Cyperaceae in the flowering stage. Mechanical properties of Poa araratica, Bromus erectus, Arrhenatherum elatius (Poaceae), Luzula nivea (Juncaceae), and Carex arctata (Cyperaceae) were determined in three-point bending before and after the removal of leaf sheaths. The presence of leaf sheaths results in smoothing the distribution of flexural rigidity and therefore avoids stress peaks. The achieved maxima of relative contribution of leaf sheaths to entire flexural rigidity ranged from 55% up to 81% for Poaceae, 72% for C. arctata, and 40% for L. nivea. Across the investigated families, the mechanical role of leaf sheaths could be verified as essential for culm stability during development and beyond. 1. Introduction One characteristic of the morphological feature of grass culms is the presence of intercalary meristems above every node. The growth is not restricted to one apical meristem; rather, the culm is able to grow at every internode [1, 2]. Therefore, the culm is showing frequent alternations of weak, nonreinforced and stiff, fully developed tissues below and above the nodes particularly during development. The increased vertical growth speed, enabled through many areas of growth, comes at a cost. Additional stabilizing structures to reinforce the less stable meristems have to be provided. The leaf sheaths envelope the culm in the most fragile section avoiding possible damage by providing the crucial stiffness [3–5]. Culms of Poaceae without regard to their leaf sheaths are studied concerning flexural rigidity, Young’s modulus, the relation between bending and torsional stiffness, and with regard to anatomy [2, 6–10]. The mechanical significance of leaf sheaths especially for necessity in development of culms was shown for Arundo donax [11] and Miscanthus [12]. Zebrowski [5] paid special attention on this aspect in Triticale as well as Niklas [3, 4] for Arundinaria tecta and Avena sativa. The contribution of leaf
Nomenclatural notes on living and fossil amphibians  [cached]
Martín, C.,Alonso-Zarazaga, M. A.,Sanchiz, B.
Graellsia , 2012,
Abstract: A review of extinct and living amphibians known from fossils (Allocaudata, Anura and Caudata) has revealed several cases that require nomenclatural changes in order to stabilize the taxonomy of the group. Nomenclatural changes include homonym replacements, corrections of spelling variants and authorships, name availabilities, and in particular, the proposal of new combinations. These changes will allow the incorporation of some palaeontological taxa to the current evolutionary models of relationship of modern forms based on molecular phylogenies. Rana cadurcorum for Rana plicata Filhol, 1877, Rana auscitana for Rana pygmaea Lartet, 1851, and Rana sendoa for Rana robusta Brunner, 1956. Anchylorana Taylor, 1942 is considered a new synonym of Lithobates Fitzinger, 1843. New combinations proposed are: Anaxyrus defensor for Bufo defensor Meylan, 2005; Anaxyrus hibbardi for Bufo hibbardi Taylor, 1937; Anaxyrus pliocompactilis for Bufo pliocompactilis Wilson, 1968; Anaxyrus repentinus for Bufo repentinus Tihen, 1962; Anaxyrus rexroadensis for Bufo rexroadensis Tihen, 1962; Anaxyrus spongifrons for Bufo spongifrons Tihen, 1962; Anaxyrus suspectus for Bufo suspectus Tihen, 1962; Anaxyrus tiheni for Bufo tiheni Auffenberg, 1957; Anaxyrus valentinensis for Bufo valentinensis Estes et Tihen, 1964; Ichthyosaura wintershofi for Triturus wintershofi Lunau, 1950; Incilius praevius for Bufo praevius Tihen, 1951; Lithobates bucella for Rana bucella Holman, 1965; Lithobates dubitus for Anchylorana dubita Taylor, 1942; Lithobates fayeae for Rana fayeae Taylor, 1942; Lithobates miocenicus for Rana miocenica Holman, 1965; Lithobates moorei for Anchylorana moorei Taylor, 1942; Lithobates parvissimus for Rana parvissima Taylor, 1942; Lithobates rexroadensis for Rana rexroadensis Taylor, 1942; Lithobates robustocondylus for Anchylorana robustocondyla Taylor, 1942; Ommatotriton roehrsi for Triturus roehrsi Herre, 1955; Pelophylax barani for Rana barani Rückert-ülkumen, 1980; Pelophylax meriani for Rana meriani Meyer, 1853; Pelophylax pueyoi for Rana pueyoi Navás, 1922a; Pelophylax quellenbergi for Rana quellenbergi Navás, 1922; Philoria borealis for Kyarranus borealis Tyler, 1991; Pseudepidalea belogorica for Bufo belogoricus Ratnikov, 1993; Pseudepidalea plana for Bufo planus Ratnikov, 1993; Pseudepidalea prisca for Bufo priscus Spinar, Klembara et Meszáros, 1993, and Pseudepidalea stranensis for Bufo stranensis Nemec, 1972. The names Geyeriellinae Brame, 1958, Palaeurodelidae Brame, 1958, Prosalamandridae Stefano, 1903, Lipelucidae Huene, 1956, Rana temporaria fossilis Stefanov
Villagrán-Mella,Romina; Casanueva,María E.; Parra,Luis E.;
Gayana (Concepción) , 2005, DOI: 10.4067/S0717-65382005000100004
Abstract: the first record of mites in the parenchyma of juncus procerus in marshey wetlands in the region of bio bio, chile, is presented. nine genera and families and three suborders were found. eight species are new records for chile and have not been previously cited as mites associated with aquatic environments. they are the following: mesostigmata: holoparasitus sp. and hypoaspis sp., prostigmata: trombidium sp., trombiculidae sp., balastium sp., cyta sp. and eupodes sp.; and oribatida: pergalumna sp. facts about habitats and known distribution are included for all found taxa
Nomenclatural and taxonomic notes on the flora of Serbia and the Balkan Peninsula, I: Caryophyllaceae  [PDF]
Niketi? M.,Stevanovi? V.,Tomovi? Gordana
Archives of Biological Sciences , 2007, DOI: 10.2298/abs0704387n
Abstract: The nomenclatural analysis included 12 autochthonous and mostly endemic species from the genera Atocion Adans., Cerastium L., Heliosperma (Rchb.) Rchb., and Silene L. (Caryophyllaceae). In conformity with ICBN, 12 new infra-specific taxa are described with locus classicus on the territory of Serbia. Also presented are 24 new nomenclatural combi-nations, including several for endemic taxa not present in Serbia. The nomenclature of certain taxa is supplemented by a short taxonomic-chorological review. Results of these studies will be incorporated in the next volume of "Flora of Serbia".
Nomenclatural benchmarking: the roles of digital typification and telemicroscopy  [cached]
Quentin Wheeler,Bourgoin Thierry,Jonathan Coddington,Timothy Gostony
ZooKeys , 2012, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3486
Abstract: Nomenclatural benchmarking is the periodic realignment of species names with species theories and is necessary for the accurate and uniform use of Linnaean binominals in the face of changing species limits. Gaining access to types, often for little more than a cursory examination by an expert, is a major bottleneck in the advance and availability of biodiversity informatics. For the nearly two million described species it has been estimated that five to six million name-bearing type specimens exist, including those for synonymized binominals. Recognizing that examination of types in person will remain necessary in special cases, we propose a four-part strategy for opening access to types that relies heavily on digitization and that would eliminate much of the bottleneck: (1) modify codes of nomenclature to create registries of nomenclatural acts, such as the proposed ZooBank, that include a requirement for digital representations (e-types) for all newly described species to avoid adding to backlog; (2) an “r” strategy that would engineer and deploy a network of automated instruments capable of rapidly creating 3-D images of type specimens not requiring participation of taxon experts; (3) a “K” strategy using remotely operable microscopes to engage taxon experts in targeting and annotating informative characters of types to supplement and extend information content of rapidly acquired e-types, a process that can be done on an as-needed basis as in the normal course of revisionary taxonomy; and (4) creation of a global e-type archive associated with the commissions on nomenclature and species registries providing one-stop-shopping for e-types. We describe a first generation implementation of the “K” strategy that adapts current technology to create a network of Remotely Operable Benchmarkers Of Types (ROBOT) specifically engineered to handle the largest backlog of types, pinned insect specimens. The three initial instruments will be in the Smithsonian Institution(Washington, DC), Natural History Museum (London), and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris), networking the three largest insect collections in the world with entomologists worldwide. These three instruments make possible remote examination, manipulation, and photography of types for more than 600,000 species. This is a cybertaxonomy demonstration project that we anticipate will lead to similar instruments for a wide range of museum specimens and objects as well as revolutionary changes in collaborative taxonomy and formal and public taxonomic education.
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