|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|Authors:||Munzinger, J, McPherson, G|
|Keywords:||New Caledonia, nomenclature|
The protologue of Litsea mackeei states that its holotype is at P. However, two specimens bearing the type number appear to exist at P, the second specimen belonging to a species different from the first and bearing as well a label with a different collection number. Fortunately, a clear indication of which plant Kostermans was describing is provided by his handwritten annotation of the isotype at L. A lectotype is therefore chosen, the name is synonymized with Osmanthus austrocaledonicus var. austrocaledonicus and the origin of this unlikely error is discussed.
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Typification of the name Litsea mackeei (née Lauraceae) and its reassignment to the synonymy of Osmanthus austrocaledonicus var. austrocaledonicus (Oleaceae)