Vismia guineensis (L.) Choisy,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part H), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 557-585: 582

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.291971

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4364126

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scientific name

Vismia guineensis (L.) Choisy
status

 

Hypericum guineense Linnaeus  , Hypericum: 4. 1776.

"Habitat in Guinea. And. Berlin." RCN: 5742.

Lectotype (designated here by Robson): [icon] " Hypericum  floribus pentagynis, subumbellatis, caule fruticoso, ramis teretibus, foliis ovatis, acutis" in Linnaeus, Hypericum  : 4, f. 1. 1776. - Epitype (designated here by Robson): Sierra Leone. H. Smeathman s.n. (BM; iso- MPU).

Current name: Vismia guineensis (L.) Choisy  ( Clusiaceae  ).

Note: The only original material is the figure that forms part of the protologue. Linnaeus, however, mentioned Andreas Berlin, a student of his who was latterly employed by Sir Joseph Banks, as the source of material (or possibly information). Berlin was in West Africa as an assistant to Henry Smeathman, and specimens of this species said to have been collected by the latter have been located in BM and MPU. Although it is most unlikely that they were ever seen by Linnaeus, they are chosen as epitypes.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Hypericaceae

Genus

Vismia

Loc

Vismia guineensis (L.) Choisy

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Hypericum guineense

Linnaeus 1776: 4
1776