Nomenclatural Change

Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 2

John Manning, Peter Goldblatt
Bothalia | Vol 46, No 1 | a2024 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v46i1.2024 | © 2016 John Manning, Peter Goldblatt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 October 2015 | Published: 02 December 2016

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John Manning, B.A. Krukoff Curator of African Botany, Missouri Botanical Garden, United States and Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Peter Goldblatt, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa and Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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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: Nomenclatural corrections are published in Mairia Nees (Asteraceae) and Psilosiphon Welw. ex Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, nom illeg. (Iridaceae).
Conclusions: Cineraria purpurata L. (1771) (Asteraceae) is recognised as the earliest name for Mairia hirsuta DC. (1836) and the new combination M. purpurata (L.) J.C.Manning is provided for the species. Psilosiphon Welw. ex Goldblatt & J.C.Manning (2015) (Iridaceae) is a later homonym for Psilosiphon Entwisle (1989). The replacement name Afrosolen Goldblatt & J.C.Manning is proposed and the necessary new combinations for the 16 taxa currently recognised in the genus are provided.

Keywords

Africa; Afrosolen; Iridaceae; Lapeirousia; Nomenclature; Psilosiphon; Taxonomy

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