The typification of Cordia flavescens Aubl., the transfer of Firensia Scop. from Cordia L. (Cordiaceae; Boraginales) to the synonymy of Ocotea Aubl. (Lauraceae), and the identity of the species of Firensia

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Christian Feuillet (2013)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • Journal: PhytoKeys, issue 23, pages 19-24 (issn: 1314-2011, eissn: 1314-2003)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3690978, doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.23.4827
  • Subject: Combretaceae | Lauraceae | Boraginales | Rafinesque | Cordia | Aublet | French Guiana | Botany | QK1-989 | typification | Article

Abstract Firensia Scop. was based on Cordia flavescens Aubl., a species described and illustrated from a mixed collection that Scopoli never transferred to Firensia. The genus included three additional species formally named by Rafinesque. Currently the four species are placed in three different families and none retained the epithet accepted by Scopoli or given by Rafinesque for reason of priority. A lectotype is designated for Cordia flavescens that places Firensia in the synonymy of Ocotea (Lauraceae).
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    Firensia Scop., Intr. Hist. Nat. 157. 1777.

    Ocotea commutata (Nees) Mez, Jahrb. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 327. 1889. Type: Based on Oreodaphne commutata Nees

    Cordia flavescens Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 226; 3: t. 89. 1775; not Ocotea flavescens Rusby 1920. Type: French Guiana. J.B. Aublet s.n. [specimens without the Cordia flowers] (lectotype here designated BM [BM-000993950; scan!]; isotypes LINN [SM 374.6], S [04-2350; scan!])

    Cordia sarmentosa Lam., Tab. Encycl. Méthod. 1: 422. 1791; illegitimate renaming. Type: Based on Cordia flavescens Aubl.

    Oreodaphne commutata Nees, Syst. Laur. 428. 1836. Type: French Guiana. J. Martin s.n. (holotype B “ex P” [photos neg. F-3643, MO!, US!; scan!]; isotypes B [2 sheets, scans!], K, P! [2 sheets, scans!] and as “Martin 20” P! [scan!]

    Lithocardium flavescens (Aubl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 977. 1891. Type: Based on Cordia flavescens Aubl.

    Gerascanthus flavescens (Aubl.) Borhidi, Acta Bot. Hung. 34(3-4): 400. 1988. Type: Based on Cordia flavescens Aubl.

    Cordia tetraphylla Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 224; 3: t. 88. 1775. Lectotype (designated by Howard 1983: 266): Plate, Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: pl. 88, excl. f. 1-3 (1775).

    Firensia lutea Raf., Sylva Tellur. 40. 1838; illegitimate renaming. Type: Based on Cordia tetraphylla Aubl.

    Lithocardium tetraphyllum (Aubl.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 2: 977. 1891. Type: Based on Cordia tetraphylla Aubl.

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