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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: 4 September 2014
Accepted date: 15 November 2014
Published date: 20 February 2015
Pp. 99–100, Pls. 8–10.

The lectotypification of Syzygium occidentale (Bourd.) Gandhi (Myrataceae)

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

Based on two collections from the banks of the Periyaur (=Periyar) River in North Travancore, Bourdillon (1904) described and illustrated Eugenia occidentalis Bourd (Myrtaceae). Gamble (1919) transferred it to Jambosa, as J. occidentale (Bourd.) Gamble. Gandhi (1976) later proposed Syzygium occidentale (Bourd.) Gandhi. Neither Bourdillon nor subsequent authors designate a lectotype from among the two syntypes preserved at K nor did any author declare the published figure as the lectotype. Among the syntypes, K!, barcode no. 000793886, was used by Bourdillon for the diagnosis and illustration of E. occidentalis and hence this specimen is here designated as the lectotype.

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