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Haworthia attenuata jeremygilmore Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:29:25 +0000

Haworthia attenuata is regarded as a synonym for Haworthiopsis attenuata by some (http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:535997-1), while others claim Haworthia attenuata to be an old name of Haworthiopsis attentuata. Either w

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Haworthia attenuata is regarded as a synonym for Haworthiopsis attenuata by some (http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:535997-1), while others claim Haworthia attenuata to be an old name of Haworthiopsis attentuata. Either way Haworthiopsis attentuata seems to be the preferred name. This taxon is therefore either a duplicate (as Haworthiopsis attentuata already exists here on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/577654-Haworthiopsis-attenuata) or it is no longer used and should be sunk into Haworthiopsis attenuata.

Posted by jeremygilmore 6 months ago (Flag)
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And old name is a synonym for a synonym ...

so only one argument for this!!!

Posted by tonyrebelo 6 months ago (Flag)
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Thanks for sorting this out. I was under the impression that a synonym was a name that could still be used, while an "old" name could not. I don't know where I got that logic from, but I see you're right so I'll definitely remember that!

Posted by jeremygilmore 6 months ago (Flag)
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Well technically, the oldest name is the correct one, and the younger ones are synonyms by definition. But I know what you mean.

Posted by tonyrebelo 6 months ago (Flag)

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