Nomenclatural Change

Othonna sonchifolia L. is an earlier name for Senecio cymbalarifolius L. (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)

Luvo Magoswana, John C. Manning, Anthony R. Magee, James S. Boatwright
Bothalia | Vol 47, No 1 | a2213 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i1.2213 | © 2017 Luvo Magoswana, John C. Manning, Anthony R. Magee, James S. Boatwright | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 2017 | Published: 24 July 2017

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Luvo Magoswana, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa; Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
John C. Manning, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Anthony R. Magee, Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
James S. Boatwright, Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, 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: A nomenclatural correction is necessary in Othonna L. and Senecio L. (Asteraceae).
Conclusions: Othonna sonchifolia L. is recognised as the earliest name for Senecio cymbalarifolius (L.) Less. and the new combination Senecio sonchifolius (L.) J.C. Manning & Magoswana is provided for the species. Othonna cymbalarifolia is lectotypified and Senecio hastifolius (L.) Less. is reinstated from synonymy as a species distinct from S. sonchifolius.

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Taxonomy; Nomenclature

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