On the identity of Hexalobus jussiaeanus Baill. (Annonaceae)


en Adansonia 36 (2) - Pages 205-208

Published on 26 December 2014

The application of the name Hexalobus jussiaeanus Baill. has remained unclear since its original publication in 1868. The type, and sole basis of the species, is a specimen in the Jussieu Herbarium in Paris that lacks any information on its origins. The Jussieu specimen is found to be a collection of Uvaria narum (Dunal) Blume (Annonaceae), a species from southern India and Sri Lanka. Hexalobus jussiaeanus should therefore be considered a junior synonym of Uvaria narum.


Annonaceae, India, Jussieu, Sri Lanka, new synonym

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