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Special Issue (Plants ) | Volume 7 | Number 2 | 2015
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ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 29 May 2014
Accepted date: 23 July 2014
Published date: 20 February 2015
Pp. 94–95, Pl. 6.

The lectotypification of Syzygium bourdillonii (Gamble) Rathakr. & N.C. Nair (Myrtaceae)

S.M. Shareef
*Corresponding author. E-mail: smshariftbgri@gmail.com

Based on two collections of Thomas Fulton Bourdillon (1849–1930) (nos. 596 & 859), made during 1895 on the Merchiston estate in the erstwhile Travancore State, James Sykes Gamble (1847–1925) erected a new species, Jambosa bourdillonii Gamble, in 1918. Rathakrishnan & Nair (1983) later proposed the combination, Syzygium bourdillonii. There was no other collection made until the rediscovery of the species from Agasthyamala of the Kerala region after 94 years. Subsequently, Murugan & Manickam (2006) recorded its occurrence in Tamil Nadu. Neither Gamble nor any subsequent authors designated a lectotype from the two known syntypes preserved in K (T.F. Bourdillon 596 & 859) and MH (T.F. Bourdillon 596). The Kew sheet of 596 (K000793900!) is designated here as lectotype and the duplicate at MH as an isolectotype.

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