Clarification of the confusion surrounding the generic name Bryomorphe Harv. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae), and the new genus Muscosomorphe J.C.Manning

Authors

  • John Manning 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.
  • Rafael Govaerts Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38201/btha.abc.v51.i2.8

Keywords:

Africa, classification;, illegitimate superfluous name, nomenclature, taxonomy.

Abstract

The monotypic genus Bryomorphe Harv. is found to be homotypic with Klenzea lycopodioides Sch.Bip., which is considered to be a later synonym of Dolichothrix ericoides (Lam.) Hilliard & Burtt, and Bryomorphe is thus a synonym of Dolichothrix. The new genus Muscosomorphe J.C.Manning is proposed to accommodate the species previously included in Bryomorphe as B. aretioides (Turcz) Druce, along with the new combination M. aretioides (Turcz) J.C.Manning.

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Published

2021-09-10

How to Cite

Manning, J., & Govaerts, R. (2021). Clarification of the confusion surrounding the generic name Bryomorphe Harv. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae), and the new genus Muscosomorphe J.C.Manning . Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 51(2). https://doi.org/10.38201/btha.abc.v51.i2.8