Conservation of Herberta Gray mut. Lindb. 1875 was rejected by the ‘General Committee’ because of the existence of Herbertia Sweet 1827, a legitimate name in common usage for an Iridaceae genus. Therefore the illegitimate Herberta Gray mut. Lindb. 1875 must be abandoned. The simplest solution seems to be the return to Herbertus Gray 1821, the original legitimate name fully in accordance with the ICBN. This is possible without any further action and avoids any new combination.