The identity of Drosanthemum micans is discussed and determined by analysing the lectoype Dillenius 1732: t. 215 f 282 and its extensive description; the version of the figure coloured by Dillen himself kept at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, is found to agree completely with the original description of Dillen and is hence chosen as the epitype, without which the species cannot be identified. The only other studied coloured image of the same engraving, however, must be excluded as being too imaginative to meet the subject of Dillenius. Furthermore, character states of growth, leaves, black filamentous staminodes, and fruits are found to present reliable features for the species, making identification independent from features of the flower, which, however, also offers distinctive character states in its morphology.
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