Issue 18408

Lefebvria is a misspelling

Reporter: rdmpage
Type: Feedback
Summary: Lefebvria is a misspelling 
Priority: Unassessed
Status: Open
Created: 2016-04-18 16:01:04.166
Updated: 2016-04-18 16:12:08.866
Description: Ross Mounce used the genus _Lefebvria_ as an example of an error in GBIF

The name has the source "NUB Generator [implicit canonical]". Both species names associated with this genus come from IPNI _Lefebvria angustisecta_ Engl. and _Lefebvria zenkeri_ Engl., so I assume the genus _Lefebvria_ is generated from those names in order to provide a genus name. In IPNI the source for these names is given as "iii. 11. (Engl. & Drude, Veg. der Erde, ix.) 829(1921), in obs." which is in BHL.

Looking at the previous page in BHL the genus is given as _ Lefeburia_ ("u" not "v"), so it looks like there are a number of spelling of this genus name, and the one in IPNI is a typo of the one in the source, itself a misspelling.]]>

Author: rmounce
Created: 2016-04-18 16:12:08.866
Updated: 2016-04-18 16:12:08.866
According to TROPICOS:

_Lefeburea_	Endl.	Gen. Pl. Suppl. 2: 69	1842

is illegitimate.


_Lefeburia_	Lindl.	Veg. Kingd. 778	1846

is invalid.

_Lefebvrea_ A. Rich.	Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 14: 260	1840

is the accepted genus name.

But I haven't checked the primary sources myself...