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  Re: [Aroid-l] New aroid in western Australia? Typhonium on the
From: Alistair Hay <ajmhay at hotmail.com> on 2011.02.10 at 01:23:47(21925)

But on a slightly serious note, since as you say rank is arbitrary, you have the freedom to hide difficult to reciognize clades at ranks other than those most used by "end users" (who sound rather revolting!) - fam, gen, sp. The very technical people doing, say, rigorous sorts of biogeography, can deal perfectly well with clades named at "obscure" ranks - subgenera, series, etc.

What most end users want us stable nomenclature at familar ranks...... I suspect.



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