Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: lectotypes in Isoetaceae and Lycopodiaceae

Brownsey, Patrick J., Perrie, Leon R., and Field, Ashley R. (2018) Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: lectotypes in Isoetaceae and Lycopodiaceae. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 56 (4). pp. 396-405.

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Within the Lycopodiopsida, Lycopodiaceae is a medium-sized family of lycophytes in New Zealand with five genera and 11 indigenous species, and Isoetaceae is a small family with one genus and two species. Fourteen lectotypes are chosen for basionyms relevant to New Zealand – Isoetes alpina Kirk, Lycopodium australianum Herter, L. billardierei Spring, L. consimile Colenso, L. curvifolium Colenso, L. distans Colenso, L. drummondii Spring, L. lessonianum A.Rich., L. novozealandicum Colenso, L. sanguisorba Spring, L. serpentinum Kunze, L. varium var. gracile Kirk, L. varium var. polaris Kirk, and Phylloglossum drummondii Kunze. No type material has been found for Lycopodium decurrens Colenso, and the type for this remains undesignated. Lectotypes need to be chosen for all names at specific and subspecific rank, for which no holotype was designated by the original author, in order to fix the application of the name concerned. Justification for the choice is provided in each case. This article is a contribution towards clarifying the taxonomic and nomenclatural status of New Zealand plants for the plant names database (Ngā Tipu Aotearoa) and the electronic Flora of New Zealand.

Item ID: 56104
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-8643
Keywords: Huperzia, Isoetes, Lycopodiella, Lycopodium, Phlegmariurus, Phylloglossum
Copyright Information: © 2018 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Funders: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Sciene and Innovation Group, Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD)
Projects and Grants: Australian Biological Resources Study RFL215-34, TUD Graduate Academy Project 2015_43
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 00:21
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