Kew Bulletin

, 72:41 | Cite as

Taxonomic novelties for the genus Cypella (Iridaceae): new species, synonymies and nomenclatural types



Two new species are described and illustrated from northeastern Argentina, and northern Uruguay. Neotypes are designated for Cypella discolor, C. fucata and C. laeta (based on collections made from the same locality as the holotypes indicated in the protologues). A lectotype is proposed for C. exilis, and an epitype is selected for C. pusilla. Further, three new synonyms are proposed: C. yatayphila under C. laeta, C. amplimaculata under C. exilis, and C. altouruguaya placed under C. lapidosa. Finally, C. osteniana subsp. aurantiaca is confirmed as a synonym of C. fucata.

Key Words

Argentina Brazil geophytes Paraguay phytogeography South America taxonomy Tigridieae types Uruguay 



The authors are indebted to curators and employees of the following herbaria: CORD, CTES, FCQ, FLOR, HAS, HBR, ICN, MVM, MVFA, PACA, PY, R, RB, SGO and SI. We appreciate the constructive criticism of the reviewers on the manuscript, and we thank Norma Deginani (SI) and Gloria Rojas (SGO) for help during our search for Ravenna and his herbarium, and Dr H. D. Laughinghouse IV and R. M. Fischer for revising the English text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Curso de Ciências da NaturezaUniversidade Federal do PampaDom PedritoBrazil
  2. 2.Curso de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade da Região da Campanha (URCAMP)AlegreteBrazil
  3. 3.Núcleo de Estudos Botânicos Balduíno RamboUniversidade Federal de Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil

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