Issue 18463

Gilbertiodendron straussianum and Bauhinia straussiana are not synonyms

Reporter: rdmpage
Type: Feedback
Summary: Gilbertiodendron straussianum and Bauhinia straussiana are not synonyms
Priority: Major
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-05-10 11:35:24.178
Updated: 2016-08-02 11:54:21.698
Resolved: 2016-07-27 15:08:51.187
Description: Another case where two names with same specific epithet and author are treated as synonyms when they aren't.

The African species _Gilbertiodendron straussianum_ (Harms) J.Léonard has the basionym _Macrolobium straussianum_ Harms

_Bauhinia straussiana_  Harms is a South American species

GBIF links these three names, so that the African genus _Gilbertiodendron_ appears in Africa.

Another example where having IPNI basionym links would prevent this problem.]]>

Created: 2016-07-27 14:58:46.731
Updated: 2016-07-27 14:58:46.731
The upcoming August 2016 backbone has this fixed:
 -  2941652 Gilbertiodendron straussianum (Harms)J.Leonard is ACCEPTED within Gilbertiodendron J. Leonard (Fabaceae); basionym unknown
 -  2953365 Bauhinia straussiana Harms is SYNONYM of Bauhinia conwayi Rusby; basionym unknown
 -  2941653 Macrolobium straussianum Harms is a SYNONYM of Gilbertiodendron straussianum (Harms)J.Leonard

The missing basionym relation could be derived by just looking at explicitly given synonyms: POR-3160


Created: 2016-08-02 10:58:33.403
Updated: 2016-08-02 10:58:33.403
African species Gilbertiodendron straussianum (Harms) J.Léonard only with one not georeferenced record:

Bauhinia straussiana is South American again:

Author: rdmpage
Comment: +1
Created: 2016-08-02 11:54:21.698
Updated: 2016-08-02 11:54:21.698