, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 325–332 | Cite as

Notes on Echinodorus (Alismataceae)

  • Robert R. Haynes
  • Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen


Errors by Rataj in lecto- and neotypification of five names inEchinodorus are corrected. These errors include the selection of lectotype specimens that were not cited in the protologue and the designation of neotypes from syntypes. Lectotypes for four of the names are designated here. The other is not typified at this time, as we have as yet been unable to examine the cited collections. In addition, a lectotype is designated for the Linnaean nameAlisma cordifolia, a name for which Rataj did not choose a lectotype. A new species,Echinodorus reticulatus, is described and illustrated. Five new combinations at the subspecies level are proposed, with most of these subspecies having a distribution from Central America to Paraguay and Argentina.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert R. Haynes
    • 1
  • Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Botanical InstituteUniversity of AarhusRisskovDenmark

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