Desmidorchis survives as a conserved name

Walker, Colin (2022). Desmidorchis survives as a conserved name. CactusWorld, 40(2) pp. 147–148.


Desmidorchis as a genus of stapeliads (family Apocynaceae) has had a very chequered history. The taxonomic and nomenclatural issues involved are complex and are summarised here. After a wait of 12 years the Nomenclatural Committee, as the recognised arbiter of nomenclatural problems, has accepted that proposal that Desmidorchis should be recognised as a conserved name with Desmidorchis retrospiciens as the conserved type.

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