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, 73:50 | Cite as

Lectotypification of Boehmeria densiflora Hook. & Arn. (Urticaceae) and Hooker and Arnott’s sets of duplicates from Captain Beechey’s expedition

  • Vijay Vishnu WaghEmail author
  • Imtiyaz Ahmad Hurrah
Article

Summary

In their account of The Botany of Captain Beechey's Voyage, W. J. Hooker and G. A. W. Arnott established Boehmeria densiflora, providing a collecting locality, but without citing any collector or material. During studies of Boehmeria in India, it was found that no lectotype had been designated for this species. Therefore, the original material of this species was established and a lectotype selected. The present location of Hooker and Arnott’s sets of duplicates from Captain Beechey’s expedition is discussed.

Key Words

Lectotypification nomenclature taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India for providing facilities and the curators of CAL and BSD for facilitating our study of type specimens there. We are also grateful to the curator of K, for providing access to the herbarium specimens online, and to two anonymous referees, who repeatedly helped to improve the text.

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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium DivisionCSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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