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Petersianthus macrocarpus


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Lecythidaceae
Subfamilia: Barringtonioideae
Genus: Petersianthus
Species: P. macrocarpus – P. quadrialatus

Source(s) of checklist: 


Petersianthus Merr., Philipp. J. Sci., C 11: 200 (1916)



The synonym Petersia was replaced because of duplication with Petersia Klotzsch in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 168 (1861), which is now considered synonymous with Capparis Tourn. ex L.. Another synonym Combretodendron was first published with Combretodendron viridiflorum[under an epithet viridiflora, which does not conform to the current ICN (ed. 2017, Art. 62.2 (c)); now synonym of Petersianthus macrocarpus] by Chevalier at page 151, but he also published another name Petersia viridiflora based on the same specimen (Chevalier 16102) at page 301; Liben judged that the taxon Combretodendron is invalid because of the ICBN (ed. 1966, Art. 34 at that time: "A name is not validly published (1) when it is not accepted by the author in the original publication"). Compare also the current ICN (ed. 2017, Art. 36.3).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Western Africa
      • Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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