, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 379–382 | Cite as

Reasserting the priority of Hypericum cordiforme A.St.-Hil. (Hypericaceae) over H. cordatum (Vell.) N.Robson

  • Cleusa Vogel ElyEmail author
  • Sérgio Augusto de Loreto Bordignon
  • João Ricardo Vieira Iganci
  • Ilsi Iob Boldrini


Priority concerning the publication of St. Hilaire’s name Hypericum cordiforme over H. cordatum is confirmed since its effective publication in Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis (1828) predates the publication of Vellozo’s name Receveura cordata, the basionym of H. cordatum, in Florae fluminensis (1829). We also provide a second-step lectotypification for H. cordiforme and a lectotypification and epitypification for Receveura cordata. Hypericum cordiforme var. genuinum is for the first time determined to be an invalid name, and H. cordatum subsp. kleinii is placed in the synonymy of H. cordiforme.


Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis Florae fluminensis Malpighiales nomenclatural priority synonymization typification 



CVE thanks the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) for awarding her Doctoral scholarship (grant 141635/2015–0), IIB for her Research Productivity Fellowship, and JRVI for financial support from the Neotropical Grassland Conservancy. Thanks are also due to Ana Isabel D. Correia and Maria Cristina Duarte, curators of the LISU and LISC herbaria, for their helpful assistance with our search for Vellozo’s specimens, to Laurence Loze for sending us images of specimens deposited at G, and to Laurent Gautier (curator at G) for his valuable comments on Briquet’s work. We are also grateful to the Editor-in-Chief, Benjamin Torke, Marco Pellegrini and an anonymous reviewer whose comments and suggestions helped to greatly improve this manuscript, and to Jefferson Prado for kindly assisting us in interpreting the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em BotânicaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Avaliação de Impactos AmbientaisUniversidade La SalleCanoasBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal de PelotasPelotasBrazil

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