Issue 18446

Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius and Santolina rosmarinifolia L. are not synonyms

Reporter: rdmpage
Type: Feedback
Summary: Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius and Santolina rosmarinifolia L. are not synonyms
Priority: Major
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-04-28 23:22:48.42
Updated: 2016-08-02 11:53:59.388
Resolved: 2016-07-27 14:51:35.666
Description: For reason's that I can't fathom, GIF has _Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius_ (Less.) H.Rob. and _Santolina rosmarinifolia_ L. as synonyms. This results in a strange map for the South American species _Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius_ which puts most of this species' records in Spain:


_Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius_ has as it's basionym _Vernonia rosmarinifolia_ Less. whereas _Santolina rosmarinifolia_ L. is the original name.

I can't work out from GBIF which checklist source states that these two names are synonyms.]]>

Author: rdmpage
Created: 2016-04-28 23:25:04.064
Updated: 2016-04-28 23:25:04.064
Adding images to JIRA is a huge pain :(

Here's a link to the distribution

Created: 2016-04-29 00:04:19.117
Updated: 2016-04-29 00:04:19.117
I need to verify this, but my first impression is that this is due to a bad basionym detection in the nub build. The names have the issue "basionym derived" which means the basionym relation was derived from the same epithet and author for names in the same family. I would think that the author L. and Less. were considered to be potentially the same and therefore the wrong basionym relation was established.

Then only one of those recombination names here is allowed to be accepted:


Created: 2016-07-27 14:50:52.021
Updated: 2016-07-27 14:50:52.021
The upcoming August 2016 backbone has this fixed:
 -  3117819 Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius (Less.) H.Rob. is DOUBTFUL accepted within Lessingianthus H. Rob.
 -  3125944 Santolina rosmarinifolia L. is DOUBTFUL accepted within Santolina L.
 -  5701210 Vernonia rosmarinifolia Less. is a SYNONYM of Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius (Less.) H.Rob. |   3117819 |

Wrongly Vernonia rosmarinifolia has Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius (Less.) H.Rob. as its basionym which is the wrong way around. Handled in new issue POR-3159


Comment: Lessingianthus rosmarinifolius is South American again:
Created: 2016-08-02 10:56:21.379
Updated: 2016-08-02 10:56:21.379

Author: rdmpage
Comment: +1
Created: 2016-08-02 11:53:59.388
Updated: 2016-08-02 11:53:59.388