Othonna sonchifolia L. is an earlier name for Senecio cymbalarifolius L. (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)

Authors

  • Luvo Magoswana Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa; Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • John C. Manning Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa; Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8287-3416
  • Anthony R. Magee Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa; Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7063-7299
  • James S. Boatwright Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1250-4874

Keywords:

Taxonomy, Nomenclature

Abstract

Background: Ongoing systematic studies in the African flora necessitate periodic nomenclatural adjustments and corrections.

Objectives: To effect requisite nomenclatural changes.

Method: Relevant literature was surveyed and type material located and examined.

Results: A nomenclatural correction is necessary in Othonna L. and Senecio L. (Asteraceae).

Conclusions: Othonna sonchifolia L. is recognised as the earliest name for Senecio cymbalarifolius (L.) Less. and the new combination Senecio sonchifolius (L.) J.C. Manning & Magoswana is provided for the species. Othonna cymbalarifolia is lectotypified and Senecio hastifolius (L.) Less. is reinstated from synonymy as a species distinct from S. sonchifolius.

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Published

2017-07-24

How to Cite

Magoswana, L. ., Manning, J. C. ., Magee, A. R. ., & Boatwright, J. S. . (2017). Othonna sonchifolia L. is an earlier name for Senecio cymbalarifolius L. (Asteraceae: Senecioneae). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 47(1). Retrieved from http://abcjournal.org/index.php/BothaliaABC/article/view/113