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Gymnosporia thyrsiflora comb. nov. (Celastraceae), a correct name to replace G. graciliramula from southwest China

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  • Wen-Bin Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming, CN-650204 Yunnan, China.
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  • Hong Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming, CN-650204 Yunnan, China.
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  • De-Zhu Li

    1. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming, CN-650204 Yunnan, China.
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W.-B. Yu, Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming, CN-650204 Yunnan, China. Dept of Botany, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, US-60605 Illinois, USA. E-mail: yuwenbin@mail.kib.ac.cn

Abstract

In ‘Flora of China’, the combination ‘Gymnosporia graciliramula (S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li) Q. R. Liu & Funston’ was proposed, but this name was not validly published in 2008 because the presumed basionym Maytenus graciliramula S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li was not published in 1979 as stated, but in 1981, contrary to Article 33.4 of ICBN. Meanwhile, two older names, M. thyrsiflora S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li and M. pseudoracemosa S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li, were listed as synonyms in conflict with article 52.3 of ICBN. In this article, we propose a new combination G. thyrsiflora (S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li) W. B. Yu & D. Z. Li that is the correct name when G. thyrsiflora, M. pseudoracemosa and M. graciliramula are treated as a single species in Gymnosporia.

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