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download pdfYena, A. V. 2021. From species to cultivar and backwards. Novitates Theriologicae, 12: 196202.



From species to cultivar and backwards


Andrey Yena (Agrotechnological Academy, Herbarium CSAU, Simferopol)


When one describes some plants, there are cases when natural selection produces cultivars, and the products of selective breeding appear to be species. The majority of specialists in fundamental and applied botany do not pay respective attention to this problem. Meanwhile, despite the formal following of the rules of respective Codes, there is a disregard to fundamental tenets of philosophy and mixing of natural and cultural objects. There is need to develop mechanisms that would prevent the conversion of species into cultivars and vice versa. The issue is considered on nomenclatural examples of taxa and culta of the genus Hedera.


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