Melicope frutescens (Blanco) Appelhans & J.Wen

Appelhans, Marc S. & Wen, Jun, 2016, On the identity of Blanco's Cissus frutescens and its correct name in Melicope (Rutaceae) with neotypification of Cissus arborea Blanco, PhytoKeys 58, pp. 81-85: 83

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.58.5847

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scientific name

Melicope frutescens (Blanco) Appelhans & J.Wen
status

comb. nov.

Melicope frutescens (Blanco) Appelhans & J.Wen  comb. nov.

Basionym.

Cissus frutescens  Blanco, Flora de Filipinas, ed. 1: 70. 1837. Type: Philippines. Luzon: Rizal, Mar 1915, Merrill: Species Blancoanae No. 904 (neotype: A!, designated by Hartley 2001, p. 220; isoneotypes: GH!, K, L, NSW, NY!, P!, US!, W).

Cissus arborea  Blanco, nom. illeg., Flora de Filipinas, ed. 2: 51. 1845 (non Forssk., 1775). Type: Philippines. Luzon: Rizal, Mar 1915, Merrill: Species Blancoanae No. 904 (neotype: A!, designated here; isoneotypes: GH!, K, L, NSW, NY!, P!, US!, W).

Euodia confusa  Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 20: 391. 1922. Melicope confusa  (Merr.) P.S. Liu, III. Native Introd. Lign. Pl. Taiwan 2: 876. 1962. Type: Philippines. Luzon: Bataan, Borden FB 3045 (lectotype: NY!, designated by Hartley, 2001, p. 220; isolectotypes: BO, SING, US!).

In addition to its distribution in the Philippines, Melicope frutescens  is known to occur in Borneo, Sulawesi and the Moluccas. It typically grows in the lowlands but reached elevations of up to 1800 m in the Philippines. The species occurs in primary, secondary, and disturbed rainforests.