The typification of Zamia erosa and the priority of that name over Z. amblyphyllidia

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Abstract:

The lectotype designation of Zamia erosa O.F. Cook & G.N. Collins by Eckenwalder (1980) is corrected to a neotype as it does not constitute original material on which Cook & Collins based their description. The neotype designation is itself superseded, as the specimen selected by Eckenwalder is in serious conflict with the protologue, a conclusion based on over-looked descriptive and geographic information in the protologue, and new collections recently made near the type locality. A new neotype is designated. We have further determined that Z. erosa is an earlier validly published name for the species currently known as Zamia amblyphyllidia D.W. Stev.

Keywords: NOMENCLATURE; PUERTO RICO; ZAMIACEAE

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Montgomery Botanical Center, Miami, Florida 33156, U.S.A.;, Email: michaelc@montgomerybotanical.org 2: USDA-ARS-SHRS, National Germplasm Repository, Miami, Florida 33158, U.S.A. 3: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458, U.S.A.

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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