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
  • Eduardo Cires Área de Botánica, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo
  • José Antonio Fernández Prieto Área de Botánica, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo



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


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.


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How to Cite

Severiano Nava, H., Cires, E., & Fernández Prieto, J. A. (2016). Status clarification and disposal of Carrière’s ivy names. Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 73(1), e031.