Two innovations in Mexican Malvaceae


  • Laurence J. Dorr Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, MRC-166, Smithsonian Institution



Malvaceae, Mexico, Ayenia, Cybiostigma, Reevesia, Veeresia


Two innovations in the nomenclature of Mexican Malvaceae are proposed. First, Ayenia sidifolia is reestablished as the correct name for the species currently known as A. mexicana: this latter name was incorrectly proposed as a replacement name in Ayenia for Cybiostigma sidifolium. Second, the monotypic genus Veeresia endemic to Mexico is placed in synonymy under the Asian genus Reevesia, and the new combination Reevesia clarkii is proposed.



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Dorr, L. J. (2017). Two innovations in Mexican Malvaceae. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 11(1), 25–28.