The correct author citation for Jacquin’s names in Drimia (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) and Eriospermum (Ruscaceae)




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The correct author citations for several names in the genera Drimia (Hyacinthaceae) and Eriospermum (Ruscaceae) that were invalidly published by N.J. Jacquin are provided. The later validation dates for these names do not have implications for their nomenclatural priority.


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Author Biography

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

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


Jacquin, N.J., 1795, Icones plantarum rariorum, vol. 2, Wappler, Vienna etc.

Jacquin, N.J., 1797, Collectaneorum supplementum, Wappler, Vienna.

Jacquin, N.J., 1798, Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schoenbrunnensis, vol. 3, Wappler, Vienna etc.

Jessop, J.P., 1970, ‘Studies in the bulbous Liliaceae 1: Scilla, Schizocarphus and Ledebouria’, Journal of South African Botany 36: 233–266.

Jessop, J.P., 1977, Studies in the bulbous Liliaceae 7: The taxonomy of Drimia and certain allied genera’, Journal of South African Botany 43: 265–319.

Ker Gawler, J.B., 1811, ‘Eriospermum latifolium. Short-pedicled broad-leaved Eriospermum’, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 34: t. 1382.

Ker Gawler, J.B., 1821, ‘Eriospermum pubescens’, The Botanical Register 7: t. 578.

Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P., 2018, ‘Systematics of Drimia Jacq. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) in southern Africa’, Strelitzia 40. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Nordenstam, B., 1970, ‘Studies in South African Liliaceae 3: The genus Rhadamanthus’, Botaniska Notiser 123: 155–182.

Perry, P.L., 1994, ‘A revision of the genus Eriospermum (Eriospermaceae)’, Contributions of the Bolus Herbarium 17: 1–320.

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.

Willdenow, C.L., 1799, Species plantarum, ed. 4, vol. 2, Nauk, Berlin.




How to Cite

Manning, J. (2020). The correct author citation for Jacquin’s names in Drimia (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) and Eriospermum (Ruscaceae). Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 50(1).