Pinanga ridleyana Becc. ex Furtado, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 35: 282 (1934)

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  • Beccari annotated a collection made by Ridley (12472) of an entire leaved Pinanga sp.; the specimen was collected at Jambusan, Sarawak, and is in Kew. Beccari evidently also described the plant in detail and had every intention of publishing it as P. ridleyana Becc. However, he died before it could be published and his manuscripts were edited by Martelli and published in 1934 in Atti della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali Residente in Pisa Memorie Vol. 44. On 15 July 1934 Furtado published a paper in Feddes Repertorium Vol. 35: Nr. 928/935 to account for nomenclatural changes and new species in the genus Pinanga. In it he described Pinanga ridleyana Becc. in sched., based on the same collection made by Ridley. The date of Martelli's paper is less precise, being 1934 only. Dr F. Garbari of Pisa has kindly elucidated the problem of priority. Martelli presented his paper to the Societa Toscana on 12 July 1934 as recorded in the Processi Verbali of the Society, 43:106 (1934) with a note that the paper would be published in a volume of the Memorie of the Society. This means that the actual date of publication of the paper in Memorie must postdate 15 July 1934 even though the actual date is still not known; hence Furtado's descrip- tion of Pinanga ridleyana has priority over Martelli's. The same problem of priority is also found in P. baramensis Furtado vs. P. barramensis Becc. ex Martelli (q.v.). (Dransfield, J. 1980: Systematic Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Borneo)A


    A. Dransfield, J. 1980: Systematic Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Borneo