User talk:Franz Xaver

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Hello Franz. I noticed that you deleted the type species Asemeia grandiflora from the genus taxon page citing problems with the typification. Would it not be better to have left the data on the page, but add a note stating the reasons for it being dubious? After all another editor could, in good faith, just re-add the data using the references and possibly cause bad feelings. The type species was selected by Pastore and Abbott seemingly in a robust manner. Where is the disagreement and has it been published? If this is not the case then your deletion could possibly be seen as OR. Regards Andyboorman (talk) 20:39, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

@Andyboorman: Hello Andy. Don't worry, it's probably only for a short time, that this information is missing. As soon I am clear about it, I will add the type species. Anyway, as far as I see, the selection by Pastore and Abbott was a bit erratic: When Raf. established Asemeia he mentioned two names on page 79: Asemeia rosea and Asemeia carnea. These were nomina nuda at that place, but in 1836 Raf. gave descriptions in New Fl. 4: 88. It would have been straightforward to select the lectotype from the types of these both names, i.e. to select the type of Asemeia rosea. I have not yet managed to work through the typification of the synonyms of Asemeia grandiflora, but it seems, that Asemeia rosea Raf. is not homotypic with Polygala grandiflora Walter. Anyway, as in 1833 Asemeia rosea and A. carnea were not validly published, the selection by J.F.B.Pastore and J.R.Abbott cannot be superseded, if not someone can demonstrate, that Polygala grandiflora is not conspecific with Asemeia rosea (ICN Art. 10.2). So I will add the type for the genus again. As far as concerns the type of the sect. Hebeclada, I have not yet found out, where and by whom the type has been designated. OR probably does not apply to omitted information. --Franz Xaver (talk) 21:40, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
@Franz Xaver: Thanks for the explanation. I knew that you had a plan! Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 09:00, 20 August 2017 (UTC)