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, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 293–296 | Cite as

Rumex maritimus L. versus R. persicarioides L. (Polygonaceae) in the Western Hemisphere

  • Richard S. Mitchell
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Abstract

A history is presented of the use and misuse of the binomials,Rumex maritimus andR. persicarioides. In light of single-character separation of the taxa, an alternative to current taxonomic usage is proposed. This treatment recognizes one species (R. maritimus, by prior choice) with two New World varieties. One change in status is made.

Keywords

Western Hemisphere Taxonomic Treatment Tutin Short Spine Prior Choice 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Mitchell
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  1. 1.New York State MuseumAlbany

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