Senecio cymbalarifolius (L.) Less. is the correct name for S. sonchifolius (L.) J.C.Manning & Magoswana, nom. illeg. and clarification of the name S. sonchifolius (L.) Moench (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38201/%20btha.abc.v50.i1.4

Keywords:

Nomenclatural changes, African flora, homonym

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: The combination Senecio sonchifolius (L.) J.C.Manning & Magoswana (2017), based on Othonna sonchifolia L., is an illegitimate later homonym for S. sonchifolius (L.) Moench (1802).
Conclusions: The name Senecio cymbalarifolius (L.) Less. is the earliest legitimate name in Senecio for the taxon previously known as S. sonchifolius (L.) J.C.Manning & Magoswana, nom. illeg. On internal evidence, we conclude that S. sonchifolius
(L.) Moench was intended as a combination based on Cacalia sonchifolia L. and that the citation of the basionym as Cineraria sonchifolia L. was an error.

Author Biographies

John C. Manning, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735, South Africa.

Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jonathan Krieger, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

Plant and Fungal Names Team, Department of Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis,
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE,
United Kingdom

Simon Luvo Magoswana, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa.

Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa.

Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Published

2020-07-14

How to Cite

Manning, J. C. ., Krieger, J. ., & Magoswana, S. L. . (2020). Senecio cymbalarifolius (L.) Less. is the correct name for S. sonchifolius (L.) J.C.Manning & Magoswana, nom. illeg. and clarification of the name S. sonchifolius (L.) Moench (Asteraceae: Senecioneae). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 50(1). https://doi.org/10.38201/ btha.abc.v50.i1.4