The identity of Restio curvulus Nees and lectotypifications of some Australian Restionaceae

Barbara Gillian Briggs


Restio curvulus Nees (1840) has been considered to be a name of uncertain application as no type was known for it, but is now identified as homotypic with Calorophus densus Lindl. & Nees (1846), a synonym of Loxocarya cinerea R.Br. The authority for C. densus, whether Lindl. & Nees or Lehm. & Nees, is discussed. Lectotypes are designated for Calorophus gracillimus F.Muell. (current accepted name Empodisma gracillimum (F.Muell.) L.A.S.Johnson & D.F.Cutler), Hypolaena pubescens (R.Br.) Nees var. β hirsuta Nees (currently not distinguished within H. pubescens), Lepidobolus chaetocephalus F.Muell. ex Benth., Lepidobolus drapetocoleus F.Muell. ex Benth., Lepyrodia anarthria F.Muell. ex Benth., Lepyrodia heleocharoides Gilg, Lepyrodia monoica F.Muell., Lepyrodia muelleri Benth., Restio chasmatocoleus F.Muell. (currently considered a synonym of Chordifex laxus (R.Br.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson).


plant nomenclature; typification; synonymy; Restionaceae; Loxocarya cinerea

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