Nomenclature and taxonomy of Ornithogalum divergens Boreau (Hyacinthaceae) and related taxa of the polyploid complex of Ornithogalum umbellatum L.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Martínez-Azorín, M., Crespo, M. B., Juan A.
Start Page:163
Date Published:December 2009
Keywords:Ornithogalum – Nomenclature – Typification - Taxonomy - Hyacinthaceae

The nomenclature and the taxonomy of Ornithogalum divergens Boreau (Hyacinthaceae) are reported. Synonymy includes
closely related species, such as Ornithogalum paterfamilias Godron, Ornithogalum hortense Jord. & Fourr., Ornithogalum declinatum Jord. & Fourr. and Ornithogalum proliferum Jord. & Fourr. and different subspecies of Ornithogalum umbellatum
L. For Ornithogalum divergens, one lectotype is designated, one lectotype is also designated for Ornithogalum paterfamilias
as well as three neotypes for Ornithogalum hortense, Ornithogalum declinatum and Ornithogalum proliferum. Correct publication citations of the cited taxon descriptions are included and the ecology and distribution of Ornithogalum divergens is also presented.

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