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Lectotypification of the name Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae)

June 28, 2018

Danish Husain, Priyanka Agnihotri, Abhai K Srivastava, Harsh Singh, Jibankumar Singh Khuraijam, Pushpendra Katiyar & Tariq Husain


Plant Diversity, Systematics & Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh, India

Author for correspondence: Tariq Husain,


We show that the prior designation of two plates from Rheede’s Hortus Malabaricus (1682) as the type of Dillenia indica does not constitute valid lectotypification. Therefore, one of the two illustrations published by Rheede is designated as the lectotype.


Keywords nomenclature; typification; Linnaeus; illustration; gathering

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