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The typification of Lycium inerme

J. H. Ross
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 4 | a1490 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i4.1490 | © 1975 J. H. Ross | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1975 | Published: 13 November 1975

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J. H. Ross, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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As the piotologue of Plectronia ventosa L., Mant. 1: 52 (1767), was based on discordant Oliniaceous and Rubiaceous elements, and as  P. ventosa has been typified in an Oliniaceous sense, it is no longer possible to use the name  Canthium ventosum (L.) Kuntze for a Rubiaceous plant. The correct name for the Rubiaceous plant, previously but incorrectly called C.  ventosum, is  Canthium inerme (L.f.) Kuntze, with  Lycium inerme L.f., Suppl. 150 ( 1781) as the basionym. The holotype of  Lycium inerme is housed in the Thunberg Herbarium in Uppsala.


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