14. Author Citations:
14.1 The family name of authors will be spelled out in full.
When it is necessary to use the first and/or second initial of an author‘s name
to differentiate authors with the same family name, initials published by R. K.
Brummitt and C. E. Powell (eds.), Authors of Plant Names, Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew (1992), will in general be used, except for Chinese authors (see
paragraph 14.2). The Editorial Committee may choose to differ for particular
authors in East Asian botanical literature. The letter "f." will not be used for
the Latin filius but instead the son‘s initial(s) will be used (e.g., "J.
D. Hooker" rather than "Hooker f."), except when the names of the parent and
descendant are identical (e.g., Linnaeus and Linnaeus f.). Do not use et
al. when citing author names. Instead, all the authors must be listed.
14.2 Citation of Chinese authors names:
a. Author(s) of the names of taxa: use the form of the author
name that follows the scientific name in the original publication. When no
author name follows the scientific name use the form of the name of the author
of the article. When the author name has not been romanized use the Hanyu
b. Literature citation: authors of articles will be cited as
they were originally spelled. A comma will be inserted after the surname in such
citations. In discussion do not use a comma between the last and first names of
c. Abbreviation of Chinese personal names: a capital letter
followed by a period will be used for each syllable of a Chinese personal name.
Hyphens will not be used.
As an examples of literature citations and abbreviations: Li
Xi Wen, Li Xi-wen, Li Xiwen, X. W. Li, and Li X. W. all become Li, X. W.
14.3 The symbol "&" will be used rather than the Latin
et to separate the names of multiple authors (e.g., "Siebold &
Zuccarini" not "Siebold et Zuccarini").
14.4 Nomina nuda will not be included as recognized
taxa or in synonymy.
14.5 The term "in" will only be used when a complete
bibliographic citation is given (e.g., "Callicarpa gracilipes Rehder in
Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 371. 1916."). If only the author is given, "in" is not
used (e.g., "Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Dode) Rehder"
rather than "Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Dode) Rehder
14.6 If the author of a validly published taxon ascribes it
to another person, the author citation will include the ascribed author followed
by the term "ex" and then the publishing author (e.g., "Buddleja
macrostachya Wallich ex Bentham").