Synonyms can’t be in Roman. They have to be in italics. Accepted names are fine.


Thanks, … As far as web pages are concerned, there is no standard convention.
Different sites like The Plant List, GRIN, Efloras, other sites follow their own conventions.


…, you will never find binomials in Roman type, scientifical names have to be differentiated typographically

Accepted names are generally in Bold type (eFlora website) or Bold Itatics (GRIN, The Plant List) , nothing else
synonyms are in italics
You can’t ignore scientific conventions.


GRIN gives both Accepted names as well as synonyms in Bold Italics on its pages.
 
FOP gives synonyms in Roman type.
Why are you picking up exceptions …

See this
and entries under FOC and other Flora
Scientific names in Bold type, Bold italics or italics
It is good to choose one of these for Accepted names, and other for synonyms
No Roman type for scientific names. It can be used for cultivars (with cap initial)
It is important since now Online publications are accepted for describing new species names


Thanks, … I was telling that no fixed conventions are being followed on net.
GRIN (being most widely accepted since long) can not be called an exception


I can’t understand where do you find Roman type for scientific names on GRIN. I find accepted names in Bold italics, synonyms in italics consistently
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/tax_search.pl


GRIN gives both Accepted names as well as synonyms in Bold Italics on its pages.
Pl. see http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?3653


Search for any Genus on GRIN and Plant List and you will get the answer.


 

 
 

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