On Behalf Of George Yao|
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:55 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia advincula 'Bat Wing'
Hello Alan and everyone,
This is to set the record straight, with no intention to blame anyone
whatsoever, and hopefully to shed some light on the do's and don'ts
in using scientific names.
First of all, the article about the bat alocasia was not published in
Aroideana, but rather, in the newsletter.
Second, I did not post it on my own. I responded to a question about
Alocasia Advincula on this list and enlightened the list on the
source of the alocasia in question. Later on, my explanation appeared
in the newsletter in an article under my name. The article was
essentially quoting what I wrote to this list. Since I was not
misquoted, I didn't think any more of it.
Questions: Does using an undescribed scientific name in the
newsletter have the same effect as using it in Aroideana, in terms of
the name being pre-empted, that is? Does the same hold true for using
an undescribed scientific name on this list?
The name A. Advincula was used not as a scientific name, but rather
as an identifier, Advincula being the name of the person who brought
it into cultivation.
Question: Does this usage make it a scientific name?
At 12/29/2007 11:00 AM, you wrote:
>A friend of mine from the Philippines asked me to post the following:
>The bat alocasia (from Aklan, Panay Island) is finally described.
>George Yao posted it in Aroideana as Alocasia advincula 2 years ago. The
>problem is that it was not described scientifically and the name advincula
>was published. this resulted in nomen nudum and advincula grex may not be
>used again for Alocasia.
>Lanie medecilo finally submitted Alocasia nycteris Medicilo, Yao et
>That is now the official name. Please inform all aroiders of the change.
>believe the different collectors in US are using Alocasia advincula "Bat
>I found photos online of this Alocasia at:
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