Coffea neobridsoniae A.P.Davis,

Davis, Aaron P., 2010, Six species of Psilanthus transferred to Coffea (Coffeeae, Rubiaceae), Phytotaxa 10, pp. 41-45: 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.10.1.6

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4899789

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/71340805-FFBA-FFE9-FF6E-4BDDFC824ADD

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Felipe

scientific name

Coffea neobridsoniae A.P.Davis
status

nom. nov.

Coffea neobridsoniae A.P.Davis  , nom. nov.

Basionym:— Psilanthus bridsoniae Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew (1992: 216)  . Type: INDIA. Kerala: Kappi-pacha Forest, near Peechi near Trissur , 7 March 1989, V.V. Sivarajan & S. D. Biju 43240 (holotype K!, isotype CALI), non C. bridsoniae Davis & Mvungi (2004)  .

Distribution: —S. India. TDWG: 40 IND.

Characteristics:— Deb (2020) synonymised P. bridsoniae  under P. wightianus (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.)  J.-F.Leroy and, in error, under P. fragrans  . I have no hesitation in resurrecting P. bridsoniae  and providing a new name in Coffea  . Coffea neobridsoniae  is very easily set apart from and C. wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.  , and in particular by its rather open habit (vs. congested, spiny-looking), membranous leaves (vs. chartaceous) with 4 or 5 secondary veins (vs. 3 or 4), long-acuminate leaf apex (vs. acute), and presence of colleters at the base of the hypanthium (vs. absent).

Note: —A new name is required for this species because there is already a Coffea species  with the same specific epithet: C. bridsoniae Davis & Mvungi (2004)  .

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Gentianales

Family

Rubiaceae

Genus

Coffea

Loc

Coffea neobridsoniae A.P.Davis

Davis, Aaron P. 2010
2010
Loc

C. bridsoniae

Davis & Mvungi 2004: 216
2004
Loc

Psilanthus bridsoniae Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew (1992: 216)

Sivar., Biju & P. Mathew 1992: 216
1992