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Lacistema berteroanum

Epithet spelling changed from berterianum to berteroanum. Why?

In an email exchange with Helen Hartley at IPNI.org she states that :

"the epithet "berteroanum" is correct. The epithet is for Carlo Luigi Giuseppe Bertero, therefore, as it is named after a person it is correctable under Art. 60.8 (c) of the ICN (2018).

60.8. The termination of specific or infraspecific epithets derived from personal names that are not already in Greek or Latin and do not possess a well-established latinized form (see Rec. 60C.1) is as follows:

...(c) If the personal name ends with a vowel, adjectival epithets are formed by adding -an- plus the nominative singular inflection appropriate to the gender of the generic name (e.g. Cyperus heyne-anus for Heyne, Vanda lindley-ana for Lindley, Aspidium bertero-anum for Bertero), except when the personal name ends with ‑a in which case -n- plus the appropriate inflection is added (e.g. balansa-nus (m), balansa-na (f), and balansa-num (n) for Balansa)."

Protologue - the Holotype description

This amended name is not validly published at the moment. Needs to be written as part of an updated monograph or journal article (as at 2019Sep27).


Turland, N. J., Wiersema, J. H., Barrie, F. R., Greuter, W., Hawksworth, D. L., Herendeen, P. S., Knapp, S., Kusber, W.-H., Li, D.-Z., Marhold, K., May, T. W., McNeill, J., Monro, A. M., Prado, J., Price, M. J. & Smith, G. F. (eds.) 2018: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code) adopted by the Nineteenth International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China, July 2017. Regnum Vegetabile 159. Glashütten: Koeltz Botanical Books.

You may also wish to read Turland N (2019) The Code Decoded, Berlin Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Berlin, Germany available from Advanced Books

Type specimens

Herbaria Illustration Herbarium / Barcode Number Collector Name & Number Collection Date Country
Holotype None specified
Isotype None specified
Syntype None specified