Maddenia pedicellata Hook.f. (Fl. Brit. India 2: 318. 1878)., Hook. f. (Fl. Brit. India 2: 318. 1878).

Wen, Jun & Shi, Wenting, 2012, Revision of the Maddenia clade of Prunus (Rosaceae), PhytoKeys 11, pp. 39-59: 52

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scientific name

Maddenia pedicellata Hook.f. (Fl. Brit. India 2: 318. 1878).
status

 

Maddenia pedicellata Hook.f. (Fl. Brit. India 2: 318. 1878).  

Type:

India. Mishmi Hills, Griffith s.n. (holotype: K!, K000396854).

Note:

As noted by Hooker (1878), Maddenia pedicellata   was described based on a fragmentary specimen collected by Griffith from the Mishmi Hills. It was stated to be characterized by subcorymbose flowers on long slender pedicels on a short peduncle in unripe fruits ( Hooker 1878, p. 318). The type was mounted on a sheet with Prunus gongshanensis   collected from Bhutan (Griffith 2057, K) in flower condition, although Hara (1976) said it was a collection of Maddenia himalaica   , which should bear highly pubescent leaves. This specimen has glabrous lower leaf surfaces with only traces of hairs at the axils of veins on the lower leaves. Our examination of the type material confirms Hara’s treatment of Maddenia pedicellata   as a synonym of Prunus cerasoides   Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don ( Hara 1976; also see Lu et al. 2003).