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The identity and application of Coletia madida and notes on the typification of Mayacaceae

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A great deal of doubt surrounds the name Coletia madida concerning its identity, application and relation to Mayaca sellowiana. In order to better understand this issue we analyzed Vellozo's original description and plate, as well as the original description for M. sellowiana. We conclude that C. madida is a synonym of M. fluviatilis and that M. sellowiana is the older name for the species with one-flowered inflorescences and anthers that are dehiscent through an apical tube. Also, we designate a lectotype and an epitype for C. madida and comment on the typification of M. fluviatilis (the type of the family).
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Keywords: AQUATIC PLANTS; BOG-MOSS; COMMELINACEAE; FLORA FLUMINENSIS; NEOTROPICAL FLORA; POALES

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Botânica, Rua do Matão 277, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Pacheco Leão 915, CEP 22460-030, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil;, Email: [email protected] 2: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Biologia, Programa de Pós-graduação em Genética e Biodiversidade, Rua Barão de Geremoabo 147, Ondina, CEP 40170-290, Salvador, BA, Brazil

Publication date: 01 June 2016

This article was made available online on 01 June 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "The identity and application of <i>Coletia madida</i> and notes on the typification of Mayacaceae".

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