Taxonomic Swap 124892 (Committed on 03-25-2023)

From @brucebennett's interaction with Rafael at POWO:

"[Rafael] suggests the name C. gynocrates has been misapplied and the correct name of the plant you call gynocrates is C. alascana."

Carex nardina (Hornem.) Fr. and Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drejer are homotypic, which entails that Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drejer is a synonym of Carex nardina (Hornem.) Fr. by necessity.

However, our current observations of the entity are not of Carex nardina (Hornem.) Fr., but of Carex alascana Boeckeler., which is why the swap is into C. alascana.


Added by rynxs on March 25, 2023 05:28 PM | Committed by rynxs on March 25, 2023
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I will leave C. gynocrates as a synonym of C. alascana, despite not being listed as synonyms in POWO, due to the confusion surrounding the name.

Posted by rynxs 6 months ago


Posted by brucebennett 6 months ago

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