Kew Bulletin

, 72:34 | Cite as

Revisiting the lectotype of Clematis bourdillonii (Ranunculaceae)

  • S. Deepu
  • M. P. Geethakumary
  • A. G. Pandurangan


The lectotype of Clematis bourdillonii, proposed by Wen-Tsai (2006) is incomplete or incorrect. The source of the problem is discussed and a new lectotype is here designated.

Key Words

Bourdillon India Kerala Kew re-lectotypification TBGT 



The authors are grateful to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for the use of the images and to the Head, Department of Botany, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India for permission to consult the herbarium. The authors extend their gratitude to Sally Dawson, Kew Herbarium for her input on Bourdillon’s collection.


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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Systematics and Evolutionary Science DivisionJawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research InstituteThiruvananthapuramIndia

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