Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: lectotypes in Dryopteridaceae and Nephrolepidaceae

Brownsey, Patrick J., Perrie, Leon R., and Field, Ashley R. (2019) Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand flora: lectotypes in Dryopteridaceae and Nephrolepidaceae. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 57 (1). pp. 32-38.

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Dryopteridaceae is a large family of ferns with 13 indigenous species in New Zealand, and Nephrolepidaceae a small family with two indigenous species. Five lectotypes are chosen for basionyms relevant to New Zealand – Aspidium cystostegium Hook., Nephrodium decompositum var. pubescens Hook., N. pentangulare Colenso, Polypodium setosum G.Forst., and Polypodium silvaticum Colenso. A neotype is designated for Nephrodium brownii Desv. No type material has been found for Aspidium coriaceum var. acutidentatum A.Rich., and the type for this remains undesignated. Lectotypes or neotypes need to be chosen for all names at specific and infraspecific 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: 58213
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-8643
Keywords: Arachniodes, Lastreopsis, Parapolystichum, Polystichum, Rumohra
Copyright Information: © 2018 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Funders: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: Science and Innovation Group, Australian Biological Resource Study (ABRS), IPID4all Germany Academic Exchange, Technische Universität Dresden Graduate Academy (TUDGA)
Projects and Grants: ABRS Grant RFL215-34 (Lycopodiaceae), TUDGA Project 2015_43
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 01:47
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310411 Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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