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10 July 2012 Validation of the Name Veratrum hybridum (Liliales, Melanthiaceae): The Correct Name for Crisped Bunch-Flower
Wendy B Zomlefer
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Daniel B. Ward's recent assessment of species in Flora Caroliniana by Thomas Walter included the identification and neotypification of Melanthium hybridum Walter, a name that would now have apparent priority over the more commonly used synonyms for the crisped bunch-flower, M. latifolium Desr. in Lam. and Veratrum latifolium (Desr. in Lam.) Zomlefer (Melanthiaceae). The supported conservation of the name Veratrum L. over Melanthium L. at the Melbourne International Botanical Congress necessitates the transfer of M. hybridum to Veratrum. However, another name, V. hybridum J. H. Zimmerman, lacked reference to the basionym and was not validly published. Herein, a discussion of these nomenclatural issues includes the validation of the name V. hybridum (Walter) Zimmerman ex Zomlefer.

Wendy B Zomlefer "Validation of the Name Veratrum hybridum (Liliales, Melanthiaceae): The Correct Name for Crisped Bunch-Flower," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 22(1), 125-127, (10 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.3417/2011061
Published: 10 July 2012
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