A new change in Sans taxonomy.
Last but not least. While browsing the new "Sansevieria Online.de" I realized that its author , Dr. Peter Mansfeld used to write : Sansevieria Petagna instead of the usual : Sansevieria Thunb. After a brief search, to my astonishment, I found out that the authorship of the Genus Sansevieria has been credited back to poor Vincenzo Petagna (the most unfortunate Italian botanist to whom Thunberg snatched the priority of the discovery). The article (written by three italian botanists from Petagna's town of Napoli...) was recently published on Taxon. I still have to see it. Well, I will keep this forum informed.......
A plea to restore Petagna's authorship for the genus Sansevieria, nom. cons. (Liliaceae)
Authors: Menale, Bruno1; De Luca, Paolo2; Del Guacchio, Emanuele3
Source: Taxon, Volume 62, Number 2, 20 April 2013 , pp. 387-390(4)