A checklist of fossil names in extant genera of the Proteaceae.

Peter Maurice Olde


A preliminary checklist of more than 360 fossil plants in the Proteaceae is presented, together with details of their publication. The list includes only current and synonymised genera in which extant species are or were recognised. The aim is to reduce the likelihood of new names being taken up with earlier homonyms, ultimately necessitating unfortunate name changes. Lomatia fraxinifolia F. Muell. ex Benth. is an illegitimate homonym and is here replaced with the name Lomatia milnerae Olde. Grevillea trilobata (Hort ex Ettingsh.) Olde, comb. nov., previously incorrectly treated as a fossil, is here recognised as a probable synonym of Grevillea manglesii (Graham) Planch. Hakea salisburiifolia Hügel ex Ettingsh. is recognised as an extant species and treated as a synonym of Hakea baxteri R.Br.


Fossil Nomenclature Proteaceae

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7751/telopea10644