Typification of the name Litsea mackeei (née Lauraceae) and its reassignment to the synonymy of Osmanthus austrocaledonicus var. austrocaledonicus (Oleaceae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Munzinger, J, McPherson, G
Journal:Phytotaxa
Volume:331
Issue:1
Start Page:137
Pagination:137-143
Date Published:12/2017
Keywords:New Caledonia, nomenclature
Abstract:

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.

DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.331.1.13
Alternate Journal:Phytotaxa
Refereed Designation:Refereed
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