Livistona leichhardtii is the correct name for Livistona lorophylla (Arecaceae)

Dowe, John Leslie (2018) Livistona leichhardtii is the correct name for Livistona lorophylla (Arecaceae). Nuytsia, 29. pp. 245-250.

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Abstract

[Extract] Livistona R.Br. is the most speciose genus of palms in Australia, with 18 indigenous species (Dowe & Jones 2011). Although the taxonomy, nomenclature and typification of Livistona species have been relatively stabilised by recent treatments (Rodd 1998; Dowe 2009, 2010) a number of issues with regards to status and nomenclature have remained unresolved. Examination of a number of names in synonymy has shown that the identity and status of the name L. leichhardtii F.Muell. has been misapplied and is the correct name for L. lorophylla Becc., a species occurring in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2200-2790
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 01:33
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