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A tale of traded specimens, or what to know when selecting types from Ernst Ule's collections

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Borges, Leonardo M. [1] ; Schultz, Matthias [2] ; Poppendieck, Hans-Helmut [2] ; Kallunki, Jacquelyn A. [3] ; Trovo, Marcelo [4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Bot, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Hamburg, Bioctr Klein Flottbek, Herbarium Hamburgense, Ohnhorststr 18, D-22609 Hamburg - Germany
[3] New York Bot Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 - USA
[4] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, CCS, Inst Biol, Dept Bot, Bloco A1, BR-21941590 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Taxon; v. 67, n. 3, p. 591-605, JUN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Many Brazilian plant names are based on specimens gathered by European naturalists working in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among these explorers is Ernst Ule, a German naturalist who collected profusely in Brazil. Ule's specimens were largely used to publish names before the need to indicate types for valid publication and, hence, many of those names need to be typified. Because typification is not always a straightforward process, we use examples from Mimosa and Paepalanthus to show how an understanding of the historical background of these collections is necessary to support nomenclatural work with names based on specimens he gathered. We present a set of guidelines for typification of names based on his collections and, as examples, we provide lectotypifications for 35 species of Mimosoid legumes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/11093-1 - Phylogeny and systematics of Mimosa l.: series Pachycarpae Benth. and Setosae Barneby
Grantee:Leonardo Maurici Borges
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/13709-8 - Taxonomy of Mimosa L.: Pachycarpae Benth. and Setosae Barneby series
Grantee:Leonardo Maurici Borges
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate