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Chamerion or Chamaenerion (Onagraceae)? The old story in new words

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When treated separately from Epilobium, the group of species with zygomorphic flowers and alternate leaves has the correct generic name Chamaenerion Ség. 1754, and Chamerion (Raf.) Raf. ex Holub 1972 is its later heterotypic synonym. The history of generic treatments and name changes in Epilobium s.l. is briefly discussed, and nomenclatural and type citations are provided.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 7, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland; Herbarium, Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Popov str. 2, 197376 St. Petersburg, Russia

Publication date: October 1, 2011

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