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Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianus  A. Berger
Taxonomic Serial No.: 907949

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
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  Accepted Name(s): Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum A. Berger
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  Current Standing: not accepted - orthographic variant (misspelling)   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.  
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianus    
  Expert: Kanchi N. Gandhi  
  Notes: Sr. Nomenclatural Registrar, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138-2020, USA   
  Reference for: Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: The International Plant Names Index (IPNI), 2007 - 2013, database (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: The International Plant Names Index, botanical information system from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium, available at   
  Reference for: Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianus   
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  Comment: See comments in IPNI regarding authorship. K. Gandhi (pers. comm., May 2013) suggests the following interpretation: Berger's use of asterix (*) in the index by Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianus (sic, p.341) along with the index reference to p.221 together constitute valid publication, despite the main text clearly treating Gymnocalycium as a subgenus of Echinocactus. Therefore, under the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants (2012) Article 36.2, Berger published E. bodenbenderianus and G. bodenbenderianus as 'alternative names' (allowed prior to 1953 only). Reference to Hill's Index Kewensis Supplement 8 (1933:105) for valid publication is therefore unnecessary. The names have equal priority, and neither is basionym for the other. See also Doweld & Greuter (2001:879-885) in Taxon 50(3)  



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