Typification of a Linnaean plant: Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd. (Malvaceae), based on Johan Amman’s illustrations

June 28, 2018

Rajendra D. Shinde (1), Rajdeo Singh (1) and Ranee Prakash (2)


(1) Blatter Herbarium, Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – 400 001, Maharashtra, India.

(2) Curator- Flowering Plants,Dept. of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW75BD. U.K.

Author for correspondence: Rajendra D. Shinde, rajendra.shinde@xaviers.edu


The typification of the Linnaean name Pentapetesa cerifolia L. (Malvaceae) is discussed. An illustration from Johan Amman’s Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. is designated as the lectotype.


Keywords: Lectotype, Malvaceae, Pentapetes, Pterospermum

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