The use of “auct. non” denotes a common misapplication or misinterpretation of a species name, i.e., a taxon that was identified erroneously as the named species, but not in the sense of the original author. When the identification of a plant is misapplied, rather than based on the original author’s description, the name is placed in synonymy with the correct species name, and the abbreviation “auct. non” is placed before the original author’s name.
Created: 2019-06-22 16:38:09 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-06-22 16:39:16 CDT (-0400)