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New nomenclatural and taxonomic adjustments in Dracaena (Asparagaceae)

Takawira-Nyenya, R., Thiede, J. and Mucina, L. (2021) New nomenclatural and taxonomic adjustments in Dracaena (Asparagaceae). Phytotaxa, 524 (4). pp. 293-300.

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Recent molecular phylogenetic studies showed that the genus Sansevieria (excluding S. sambiranensis) forms a monophyletic clade nested within the paraphyletic genus Dracaena. Consequently, the genus Sansevieria was sunk into the genus Dracaena and new combinations were published to accommodate the transfer of taxa from Sansevieria into Dracaena. Since the inclusion of Sansevieria into Dracaena, new taxa have been published in Sansevieria. This paper presents fourteen name changes including twelve new combinations in Dracaena and two rank adjustments, one new synonym, and one lectotypification aiming at further standardisation of the taxonomy of Dracaena.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Harry Butler Institute
Publisher: Magnolia Press
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