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22 September 2015 Hello Again Pochota, Farewell Bombacopsis (Malvaceae)
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Due to a convoluted taxonomic history, specimens representing a well-known tropical tree species long, but erroneously, associated with the basionym Bombax quinatum Jacq. are found in herbaria and databases under three generic names: Bombacopsis Pittier, Pachira Aubl., and Pochota Ram. Goyena (Malvaceae). Recent molecular evidence indicates this species belongs neither to the Pachira clade nor to a subclade containing the type species of Bombacopsis. In view of this new phylogenetic information, the euphonious name Pochota is available, despite being declared a nomen rejiciendum in 1990 with respect to the conservation of Bombacopsis Pittier. Thus, the new combination Pochota fendleri (Seem.) W. S. Alverson & M. C. Duarte is made herein. We also designate lectotypes of Bombacopsis sepium Pittier, Bombax nicoyense Pittier, and Pachira fendleri Seem.

William S. Alverson and Marília C. Duarte "Hello Again Pochota, Farewell Bombacopsis (Malvaceae)," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 24(2), 115-119, (22 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.3417/2013045
Published: 22 September 2015
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