Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 73, No 1 (2016)

Status clarification and disposal of Carrière’s ivy names

Herminio Severiano Nava
Área de Botánica, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Eduardo Cires
Área de Botánica, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

José Antonio Fernández Prieto
Área de Botánica, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain


Carrière in 1890 published 34 names and 33 descriptions of a collection of live ivy plants. In this article we present the analysis of his work from a nomenclatural perspective. As a result, the legitimacy and even the validity of specific and some of the infraspecific names published in the work are questioned. In addition to this, and considering the benefits on keeping the nomenclatural stability, Hedera azorica Carrière, is proposed as a nomen conservandum.


Araliaceae; Azores Islands; Hedera azorica; nomenclature; nomina conservanda

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