A new name for a Brazilian species of Anthurium (Araceae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Goncalves, E. G.
Journal:Willdenowia. Mitteilungen aus dem Botanischen Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem. Berlin-Dahlem
Start Page:115
Keywords:Anthurium brachypodum, Anthurium truncatum, aroids, nomenclature, taxonomy

Anthurium truncatum is published as a new name for the Brazilian A. brachypodum G. M. Barroso of 1957, because the latter name was preoccupied by the Ecuadorian A. brachypodum Sodiro of 1901. A. truncatum is a rare species, only known from the type collection and a recent collection made 15 km away from the type locality. It is re-described and illustrated, and its sectional relationship is discussed.

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In 1957, the Brazilian botanist Graziela Barroso described the new species Anthurium brachypodum from Espirito Santo state, Brazil (Barroso 1957). The species has not been recollected and has remained unnoticed until lately. In 2009, this species was recollected in Espirito Santo state by Ricardo Campos and brought into cultivation at the Jardim Botânico Inhotim, Brazil. The newly collected material allowed a closer study of this species and its relationship. Because the name A. brachypodum is preoccupied by an Ecuadorian species from Pichincha described under the same name by the Jesuit priest Luis Sodiro (1836 – 1909), a new name is provided for the Brazilian species at this occasion. The description follows the standard for Anthurium established by Croat & Bunting (1979).

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