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Title: Nomenclature notes on Phoebe chekiangensis (Lauraceae)

item YANG, YONG - Chinese Academy Of Sciences
item ZHU, XIANGYUN - Chinese Academy Of Sciences
item Wiersema, John

Submitted to: Taxon
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2016
Publication Date: 2/22/2017
Citation: Yang, Y., Zhu, X., Wiersema, J.H. 2017. Nomenclature notes on Phoebe chekiangensis (Lauraceae). Taxon. 66:165-166.

Interpretive Summary: This paper clears up confusion surrounding the publication of a name for a tree of the laurel family found in eastern China. Three attempts have been made to publish a name for this tree. The first attempt did not satisfy the requirements of the International Code of Nomenclature to establish the name. Irregularities with the second attempt led later authors to consider it unsuccessful as well. However, our investigation has shown the second publication of this name was in accordance with the Code. We have also clarified the authorship of the name and its type specimen. This information is essential to scientists communicating about trees in the family Lauraceae.

Technical Abstract: By combing through taxonomic literature on the name Phoebe chekiangensis in relation to the International Code of Nomenclature, we found that this name, whose publication has been attempted on three different occasions, should be ascribed to C.B. Shang, the author of the second attempt at publication, and also clarified that the later Ph. chekiangensis C.B. Shang ex C.B. Shang & C.F. Ji is an isonym.