I agree with @RLJ: Taxonbar does not belong in Links - see Pump Discussion and make your point, if you wish to change accepted practice on WS. I will leave Sideritis romana subsp. curvidens as a discussion point. Andyboorman (talk) 13:18, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Eriobotrya and RhaphiolepisEdit

I have had a look through this synonymy and cross checked Liu et al. (2020) and IPNI, unfortunately, have the authors made some errors. One or two are auto-correctable and these has been undertaken by IPNI, but the error for Rhaphiolepis loquata B.B.Liu & J.Wen, Front. Plant Sci. 10-1731: 11 (2020) is fundamental and results in a illegal name. See here. This is a shame as the combination refers to the economically important loquat hrough the name Eriobotrya japonica. Not good as E. japonica will have to remain on the Eriobotrya taxon page until this mess has been cleared up. I have contacted Dr Liu through ResearchGate and await his response. Such is life. Stay safe. Andyboorman (talk) 14:12, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Changes to styleEdit

Hello Fagus. You are busy changing the look and feel of Taxon Pages. Why have you not contributed to the Pump discussion? It looks like you have support for the changes, but not for just imposing them without discussion. Please contribute and also remove the tag on your User Page, which is obviously incorrect. Thanks Andyboorman (talk) 15:43, 27 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi Fagus - you've added the author link Sennikov to a lot of species pages in Aria, Hedlundia, etc. Unfortunately, this is a disambiguation page; all the links should instead point to Alexander Nikolaevitsch Sennikov (by using the link form [[Alexander Nikolaevitsch Sennikov|Sennikov]]). Could you correct these links, please? I don't have time for it, regrettably. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:19, 3 August 2020 (UTC)


Hello Fagus, you have changed the Name from Sorbus to Karpatiosorbus. Have you a source, who I can use in the german wikipedia? Thanks Hoefler50 (talk) 07:58, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mailEdit

Hello Fagus,

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Authority templatesEdit

Authority templates are banned, eg Template:Dunkel to be speedy deleted--Estopedist1 (talk) 06:38, 24 October 2020 (UTC)


I rolled back your recent edit as I wish to add the protologue to the pages, but thanks for making them. Good cooperation. Best regards Andyboorman (talk) 08:06, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

You have not added the correct protologues and synonyms. I have added most of the protologues but few of the synonyms for the pages you created. Andyboorman (talk) 09:07, 5 December 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for trying to fix this after the site's update, but no joy. Any ideas? Andyboorman (talk) 20:23, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

PWO and WCSPEdit

Good morning. WCSP is a more robust source compared to PWO. They are both from the same stable - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London and the databases are manged by the same people. However, WCSP has been through a more robust screening process and should be used if a taxon appears on both databases. All is explained on their sites. In addition, there is no point in linking to both. Hope this helps. Andyboorman (talk) 09:06, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

What happenedEdit

To Anemone blanda from the genus taxon page? See Hassler etc. Andyboorman (talk) 08:58, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Broken redirectsEdit

Hello. I bring this and this to your attention, as you are responsible for a number of these broken redirects. Would you be so kind as to work on the required red link species as soon as possible. Many thanks. Andyboorman (talk) 17:44, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Don't forget these tasks for example Aquilegia truncata. It is good work. Best regards Andyboorman (talk) 13:12, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
Asking for speedy deletes, such as Crataegus secreta is one way of getting rid of broken redirects, but it does not create the missing taxon page Crataegus turnerorum. Never mind. Andyboorman (talk) 18:30, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

Speedy DeletesEdit

Hi, the speedy deletes you have done using {{delete|Add reason here}} could you please put a reason in these can be short just not clear why all this is being deleted. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 14:14, 15 August 2021 (UTC)


Hello. You are creating taxon pages for illegal and unplaced names for a handful of species in Clinopodium/Drymosiphon, for example Clinopodium pamphylicum (Boiss. & Heldr. ex Benth.) Govaerts, World Checkl. Seed Pl. 3(1): 18 (1999), with incorrect basionym ref.. This is taxonomically unsound and should not be used to "tidy up" the problems associated with the full synonymy between these two genera. Unplaced names are out of project scope and should be avoided. Illegal names can not be used as accepted species under ICN - check this out. Also you can not dodge the issue by incomplete and dated citations. Hope this helps. Andyboorman (talk) 10:02, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

I have added notes on the Drymosiphon Talk Page and associated taxa. Hope these help. Andyboorman (talk) 08:48, 5 May 2022 (UTC)