Selaginella apus Spring

, Fl. Bras. (Martius) 1(2): 119 (1840), nom. illeg. BHL
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Flora Brasiliensis
1(2): 119
Family as entered in IPNI

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. illeg. nom. superfl.


Spring published S. apus (a noun epithet) and based it on Lycopodium apodum L.; Morton (Amer. Fern J. 57: 104-106. 1964) corrected S. apus to ‘S. apoda’ (an adjectival feminine epithet) and credited the new combination to Spring (l.c.). However, Morton's correction is inadmissible; ‘… consequently S. apus was nomenclaturally superfluous when published and is illegitimate’ (see Shenzhen Code Art. 61 Ex. 2)


Replaced synonym
Lycopodium apodum L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1102 (1753).
Same citation as
Selaginella apus Spring, Flora Brasiliensis (1840).