J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (3): 410-412.DOI: 10.1360/aps050190

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Validation of names of Leptodermis pilosa var. acanthoclada and L. pilosa var. spicatiformis (Rubiaceae)

1 WEN Xiang-Ying, 2 LIN Qi*   

  1. 1(South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China)

    2(State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)
  • Received:2005-12-20 Published:2007-05-18

Abstract: The names of Leptodermis pilosa Diels var. acanthoclada Lo and L. pilosa Diels var. spicatiformis Lo are invalid because no type specimens were indicated in the protologue when they were published. Two names are here validated at the rank of variety, with the specimens designated as types. A key to varieties in Leptodermis pilosa Diels and a distribution map of two new varieties and their relatives are provided.

Key words: Rubiaceae, Leptodermis, Leptodermis pilosa var. acanthoclada, Leptodermis pilosa var. spicatiformis, validation