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The doubtful virtue of splitting families

C. G. G. J van Steenis
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 3 | a1798 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i3.1798 | © 1978 C. G. G. J van Steenis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 1978 | Published: 05 December 1978

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C. G. G. J van Steenis,, Netherlands

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The criteria for splitting recognized families are discussed, with critical remarks on the arguments sometimes given for the splitting off of new families on the basis of features such as habit and homogeneity. Some examples are provided of the unnecessary creation of additional families.


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