Validation of Massonia sect. Whiteheadia (Hyacinthaceae: Scilloideae)




Africa, invalid name, nomenclature;, taxonomy


Abstract: The invalidly published name Massonia sect. Whiteheadia (Harv.) J.C.Manning is validated.


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Author Biography

John Manning, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa; University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa. 
Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


Manning, J.C. 2019. The genus Massonia Thunb. ex Houtt. (Hyacinthaceae: Scilloideae) in the Core Cape Floristic Region. South African Journal of Botany 121: 329–354, DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2018.11.015

Harvey, W.H. 1868. The Genera of South African Plants, edn. 2. Juta, Cape Town.

Turland, N.J., Wiersema, J.H., Barrie, F.R., Greuter, W., Hawksworth, D.L., Herendeen, P. S., Knapp, S., Kusber, W.-H., Li, D.-Z., Marhold, K., May, T.W., McNeill, J., Monro, A.M., Prado, J., Price, M.J. & Smith, G.F. (eds.) 2018: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code) adopted by the Nineteenth International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China, July 2017. Regnum Vegetabile 159. Glashütten: Koeltz Botanical Books.




How to Cite

Manning, J. (2020). Validation of Massonia sect. Whiteheadia (Hyacinthaceae: Scilloideae). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 50(1).