Schradera involucrata is the correct name for Spermacoce scandens (Rubiaceae)

  • Piero G. Delprete Herbier IRD de Guyane, UMR AMAP, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr. Department of Botany, NMNH – MRC 166, Smithsonian Institution
Keywords: Schradera, Schraderae, Jamaica, Neotropics, Palicourea, Cephaelis, Psychotria, Brazil, nomenclature

Abstract

In a recent article, the new combination Schradera scandens (Aubl.) Delprete was proposed. This binomial is predated by S. scandens Willd., which makes Delprete’s new combination a later homonym and thus illegitimate. Therefore, S. involucrata (Sw.) K. Schum. is accepted as the correct name to be used for this species.

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Published
2017-07-24
How to Cite
Delprete, P. G., & Kirkbride, Jr., J. H. (2017). Schradera involucrata is the correct name for Spermacoce scandens (Rubiaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 11(1), 121-122. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v11.i1.1143