Viola wikipedia J.M.Watson & A.R.Flores

, Int. Rock Gard. 117: 47 (2019), nom. illeg.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
International Rock Gardener
117: 47
Date of Publication
Sep 2019
Family as entered in IPNI

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. illeg. nom. superfl. “Viola angustifolia Banks ex Ging. in De Candolle, Prodr. 1: 307. 1824” is an invalid name, and “Viola angustifolia Phil., Linnaea 28: 617. 1857” is a legitimate name. Watson and Flores (l.c.) erred in treating V. angustifolia Phil. as a later homonym and illegitimate, and the name V. wikipedia was superfluous and illegitimate when published



Etymology: We Watsons investigate and write up all our publications at home. We are retired on small pensions, belong to no institution, and work privately on a largely self-funded basis ... we consult it constantly for information on a wide variety of subjects related to our work - Wikipedia, as cited herein for example. The best token return we can think of is to name a plant accordingly, so it therefore gives us pleasure to record our gratitude via the replacement epithet of this species, as a noun in apposition


Replaced synonym
Viola angustifolia Phil., Linnaea 28(5): 612 (1857).