A reassessment of the taxonomy and nomenclature of Liatris borealis Nutt. ex J. McNab and Lacinaria scariosa var. novae-angliae Lunell (Asteraceae)

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Abstract:

A reassessment of the taxonomy of Liatris borealis Nutt. ex J. McNab suggests that it is not conspecific with L. novae-angliae, but is a synonym of L. scariosa L. var. scariosa. Three varieties are recognized within the L. scariosa complex; the varietal name L. borealis var. novae-angliae, not hitherto validly published, is validly published here.

Keywords: LACINARIA; LIATRIS; NOMENCLATURE; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, U.S.A. 2: New York Natural Heritage Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, U.S.A.

Publication date: May 1, 2003

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