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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 801–813 | Cite as

Taxonomic notes and new combinations for Asemeia (Polygalaceae)

  • J. F. B. Pastore
  • J. R. Abbott
Article

Summary.

Nomenclatural notes and new combinations are offered for species of the New World genus Asemeia Raf. emend. Small. We present 30 new combinations: Asemeia subgenus Apopetala (S. F. Blake) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. apopetala (Brandegee) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. echinosperma (Görts) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. floribunda (Benth.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. hondurana (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. securidaca (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. sphaerospora (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. tonsa (S. F. Blake) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott; and in Asemeia subgenus Asemeia, A. acuminata (Willd.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. extraaxillaris (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. galmeri (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. glabra (A. W. Benn.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. hebeclada (DC.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. hebeclada var. impensa (Wurdack) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. hirsuta (A. St.-Hil. & Moq.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. ignatii (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. ilheotica (Wawra) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. lindmaniana (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. marquesiana (J. F. B. Pastore & T. B. Cavalc.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. martiana (A. W. Benn.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. mollis (Kunth) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. monninoides (Kunth) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. monticola (Kunth.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. ovata (Poir.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. parietaria (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. pohliana (A. St.-Hil. & Moq.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. pseudohebeclada (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. rhodoptera (Mart. ex A. W. Benn.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, A. tobatiensis (Chodat) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott, and A. violacea (Aubl.) J. F. B. Pastore & J. R. Abbott. Also presented are an updated list of synonyms, new lectotypes, and nomenclatural notes for some names.

Key words

Polygala taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the herbarium staff at CEN, G, HUEFS, NY, and P for making material available. The authors also are grateful to anonymous reviewers, who contributed to the final version of this paper. FAPESB projeto PNX0014/2009.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade Estadual de Feira de SantanaFeira de SantanaBrazil
  2. 2.Science & Conservation, Missouri Botanical GardenSt. LouisUSA

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