Parsana malekiana Parsa et Maleki

Parsana malekiana Parsa et Maleki,  Fl. Iran [Parsa] Suppl. Gén.: 548. 1952. Holotype: Iran, Parsa & Maleki s.n. ’24 March 1949′ (TUH)

Parsana malekiana is an unusual and illegitimate name described by two Iranian botanists, Parsana and Maleki, and named after themselves, something not permitted under the rules of botany. As luck would have it they were also describing something that had already been described over a century earlier.

Parsana 550 IMAG1545

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