A taxonomic account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)

Dowe, J.L. (2009) A taxonomic account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae). Garden's Bulletin Singapore, 60 (2). pp. 185-344.

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Abstract

A taxonomic account of the palm genus Livistona is presented. Thirtysix species are recognised. Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes are applied to a number of species. Livistona rotundifolia (Lam.) Mart. is treated as a highly variable species, with L. rotundifolia var. luzonensis Becc., L. rotundifolia var. microcarpa (Becc.) Becc., L. rotundifolia var. mindorensis (Becc.) Becc. and L. robinsoniana Becc. placed as synonyms; L. fengkaiensis X.W.Wei & M.Y.Xiao is placed under L. speciosa Kurz; Livistona chinensis var. subglobosa (Hassk.) Becc. is placed under L. chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart.; Livistona tonkinensis Magalon is placed under L. saribus (Lour.) Merr. ex A.Chev.; and Livistona kimberleyana A.N.Rodd is placed under L. lorophylla Becc. A neotype is proposed for L. saribus, and lectotypes are chosen for L. altissima Zoll., L. beccariana Burret, L. hoogendorpii Hort. ex Teysm. & Binn. ex Miq., L. olivaeformis (Hassk.) Mart., L. subglobosa (Hassk.) Mart., L. tonkinensis Magalon, L. woodfordii Ridl., and Chamaerops biroo Siebold.

Item ID: 10784
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Livistona (Arecaceae)
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ISSN: 0374-7859
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 02:28
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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