Kew Bulletin

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Nomenclatural novelties and taxonomic changes for extant and fossil Populus (Salicaceae)



Several new names are proposed for extant and fossil Populus. P. hastifolia Doweld nom. nov. is proposed as a replacement name for the extant P. lancifolia N. Chao, a later homonym of the fossil name P. lancifolia A. Braun. P. neimongolica Doweld nom. nov. is published for the illegitimate name P. platyphylla T. Y. Sun, a later homonym of P. platyphylla (Göpp.) Schimp. P. trinervifolia Doweld nom. nov. is proposed as a replacement name for the extant P. trinervis Z. Wang & S. L. Tung, a later homonym of the fossil name P. trinervis J. W. Dawson, with an additional recombination of its regional variety: P. trinervifolia var. shimianica (Z. Wang & N. Chao) Doweld comb. nov. P. simonioides Doweld sp. nov. is proposed instead of the invalidly published P. sinensis H.-M. Li. The fossil name P. latior A. Braun is resurrected because a synonym, P. populina (Brongn.) Knobloch, which is in current use, was found to be a later illegitimate homonym of another fossil name P. populina Jarm. Both fossil names, P. latior A. Braun, P. lancifolia A. Braun and P. zaddachii Heer, are neotypified. A new combination, P. populifolia (Krasnow) Doweld comb. nov. is proposed for a distinctive Eocene-Oligocene fossil poplar, with the names for the fossil P. amplifolia Pimenova and P. germanica (Menzel) Walther (Menispermites germanicus Menzel) placed into synonymy on account of priority; in addition the species is lectotypified.

Key Words

Europe Flora of China Miocene nomenclature Oligocene palaeobotany 



Thanks go to the anonymous reviewers for comments and valuable suggestions on the manuscript. Special thanks also go to Prof. William Oki Wong (Qi Wang) (Institute of Botany, Beijing) for kind translations of Chinese palaeobotanical literature and comments. This research is a contribution to The International Fossil Plant Names Index (IFPNI), and to the Fossil Plants of Russia Project (NOM–16–348).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Carpology (Gaertnerian Institution)MoscowRussian Federation

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