Vetrix helix Raf.

, Alsogr. Amer. 13 (1838), nom. inval.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Alsographia Americana
Family as entered in IPNI

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. inval. Contrary Art. 41.3 (Melbourne Code, 2012), published without direct or indirect reference.


Although this name might be considered to be based on Salix helix L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1017. 1753 [ = S. purpurea L.], as suggested by Merrill (1949: 107), Rafinesque did not refer to Linnaeus. Thus, the existence of a later homonym, S. helix J. Walker, Econ. Hist. Herbrides 2: 284. 1808, nom. illeg., precludes treating Rafinesque's action as being an indirect reference to Linnaeus. See: Li et al., 2013