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Terminalia elliptica (Combretaceae) is not conspecific with T. arjuna

TAPAS CHAKRABARTY, VENKATACHALAM SAMPATH KUMAR

Abstract


Examination of the type materials of Terminalia elliptica and T. arjuna (sect. Pentaptera) reveals that they are different and distinct species. Neotypes are designated for T. alata and T. crenulata while lectotype is designated for T. tomentosa, which are synonyms of T. elliptica.


Keywords


India, lectotypification, Pentaptera, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.295.3.12

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand