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Typification of Bourreria names (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) based on secimens collected by Charles Wright in Cuba

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Charles Wright made numerous plant collections in Cuba during the 19th century, and numerous new species were described based on his specimens. The application of Bourreria names (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) described by O.E. Schulz, J. Miers, and A.H.R. Grisebach has been confused because of the unusual way, in which collection numbers and locality information was assigned to the Wright collections upon which the names were based. The confusion has been compounded by the loss of specimens in Berlin during World War II. The nomenclatural status of Bourreria names based on Wright collections is reviewed, and lectotypes are selected for Bourreria badia, Bourreria homalophylla, Bourreria polyneura, Bourreria setoso-hispida, and Crematomia attenuata (= Bourreria baccata). A complete list of Wright's Bourreria collections is provided as online supplement, along with notes on the identity of the component of each duplicate, as Wright and co-workers often assigned multiple gatherings to the same collection number.
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Keywords: BOURRERIA; CARIBBEAN; CHARLES WRIGHT; CUBA; OTTO E. SCHULZ; TAXONOMY; TYPIFICATION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Missouri Botanical Garden, PO Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299, U.S.A.; Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie – Systematische Botanik und Pflanzengeographie, Altensteinstraße 6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany 2: Missouri Botanical Garden, PO Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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