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Published: 2019-10-14

Synopsis and typification of the names published by Antonio Bertoloni in Florula Guatimalensis and in preceding publications

Dipartimento di Biologia, Centro Studi Erbario Tropicale Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Biological Sciences Department, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA 17403 U.S.A.
Orto Botanico ed Erbario, Sistema Museale di Ateneo, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 U.S.A.
Orto Botanico ed Erbario, Sistema Museale di Ateneo, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Carlo Luciano Bonaparte Joaquín Velásquez Guatemala Mesoamerica historical botanical collections nomenclature taxonomy Eudicots

Abstract

Bertoloni published Florula guatimalensis in 1840, which is commonly cited as the original publication. However, our findings show that previous publications of Alessandrini of 1838 and 1840 include the original descriptions by Bertoloni which predate Florula guatimalensis. Among the 60 new taxa authored by Bertoloni, 26 were published in 1838 and 34 in 1840 by Alessandrini. Additionally, original drawings were discovered inside an old copy of Bertoloni’s Florula guatimalensis. Also a comparison between the original material from Bertoloni’s herbarium and his original drawings is here reported for the first time. The collection of Guatemalan plants studied by Antonio Bertoloni preserved at BOLO was analysed and is here discussed. The new combinations Odontonema corymbulosum and Lamourouxia barbata are proposed. A neotype for Aristolochia podocarpa and an epitype for Philadelphus myrtoides are here designated.