Chaos revisited: nomenclature and typification of the Malagasy endemic Euphorbia subgenus Lacanthis (Raf.) M.G. Gilbert.

Th. Haevermans, G. Rouhan, W.L.A. Hetterscheid, M. Teissier, K. Belarbi, X. Aubriot, J.N. Labat

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Abstract

Malagasy relatives of the Crown-of-Th orns (Euphorbia milii Des Moul.) are well known worldwide for their ornamental value. Malagasy taxa account for almost 10% of the genus Euphorbia L., with 110 accepted names constituting subgenus Lacanthis (Raf.) M.G.Gilbert. Th e chaotic taxonomy combined with the poor state of preservation of most herbarium specimens makes the systematic study of this huge genus a quite diffi cult task. Th is paper off ers a nomenclatural account of all the published names with a recapitulatory list citing all the accepted names in subgenus Lacanthis as a fi rst step towards the revision of the group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-299
JournalAdansonia
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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