A contribution toward clarifying the nomenclature of Veronica L. (Plantaginaceae)

Authors: Agudo, Jose Ángel Sánchez1; Martínez-Ortega, M. Montserrat2; Cafferty, Steve3; Rico, Enrique2

Source: Taxon, Volume 61, Number 4, 14 August 2012 , pp. 867-870(4)

Publisher: International Association for Plant Taxonomy

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Abstract:

During a taxonomic revision of the genus Veronica L. for the Flora iberica project, an attempt was made to fix the correct status of the names cited in the study area. With this aim, here we have designated lectotypes, neotypes and epitypes for 18 previously untypified names, mainly belonging to annual species, some of them widely distributed such as V. persica and V. praecox. These newly proposed types support the current use of the names concerned and therefore contribute to estab lishing the correct nomenclature of the genus.

Keywords: NOMENCLATURE; PLANTAGINACEAE; SCROPHULARIACEAE; TAXONOMY; TYPIFICATION; VERONICA

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Salamanca, 37007, Spain;, Email: jasagudo@usal.es 2: Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Salamanca, 37007, Spain 3: Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SWH 5BD, U.K.

Publication date: August 14, 2012

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