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Jumellea recurva (Orchidaceae): not a rediscovery in Mauritius

CLAUDIA BAIDER, F. B. VINCENT FLORENS, THIERRY PAILLER

Abstract


In Phytotaxa 29: 56–60, Sevathian (2011) reported that Jumellea recurva (Thouars) Schltr., said to be a Mauritius and Réunion endemic orchid considered extinct on Mauritius since 1822 has been relocated by the author in February 2011 during a survey in the forest of Bel Ombre in the south of Mauritius. As biologists working in a region with one of the most endangered floras in the world (Walter & Gillet 1998), we would rejoice to hear of this kind of botanical finding and would like to encourage authors in their work.  However, we noted several inaccuracies in this particular report which unfortunately combine to radically change the principal message of that paper.


Keywords


Monocots, Jumellea recurva, Orchidaceae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.40.1.5

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand