Synopsis Methodica Fvngorvm. Sistens envmerationem omnivm hvc vsqve detectarvm speciervm ...

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Gottingae, H. Dieterich, 1801. 2 parts (bound in one). 8vo (168 x 103mm). pp. xxx, 1-240; (2), 241-706, (2, index generum), (36, index botanicus), with 5 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with gilt lettered label.

laid a firm foundation for mycology after Linnaeus

Stafleu & Cowan 7730: " ... until the Sydney Congress (1981) as starting point for the nomenclature of Uredinales, and Gasteromycetes. The book has been under consideration as starting point for all fungi; for a discussion see e.g. Singer (1960), Martin (1960) and Petersen (1979). The Congress at Sydney (1981) accepted proposal C to Article 13 (see Taxon 30: 106. 1981) whereby the starting point for nomenclature of fungi becomes Linnaeus, Sp. pl. (1753) with the provision that 'names in the Uredinales, Ustilaginales, and Gasteromycetes adopted by Persoon (Syn. meth. Fvng., Dec. 1801) ... are not affected by, and take priority over, homonymous or synonymous names published earlier". Persoon (1761/62-1836) laid a firm foundation for mycology after Linnaeus and Jussieu intergrated the systematics of flowering plants. "Mit seiner 'Synopsis methodica fungorum' (1801) schuf Persoon eine Übersicht über die Pilze, die neue Massstäbe für die Pilzsystematik setzte" (Dörfelt & Heklau p.400). An interleaved copy.

Provenance: Old library stamp on the inside of frontcover of the 'Lloyd Library', signature of Lloyd on free endpaper.