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Myrtaceae Melaleuca ericifolia Andrews

The Botanists Repository 1802

Type Information

"The M. ericaefolia was amongst the first plants raised in 1788, by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, Hammersmith, from seeds; but till this year, we believe it has not been seen to flower in any collection in Great Britain; nor perhaps would it, as yet, had not a large old plant, been planted out in the novel and elegant conservatory of the Right Hon. the Marquis of Blandford at White Knights, near Reading, Berks, from a branch of which, obligingly communicated by his Lordship, our drawing was taken, the beginning of July, this year."

Type Remarks:



duplicate citation of:Myrtaceae Melaleuca ericifolia Andrews Bot. Repos. t. 175.

Remarks: nom. illeg. non Smith (1797). Metrosideros nodosa Gaertner cited in synonymy. Stafleu & Cowan, Tax. Lit. ed. 2, 1 (1976) 51 give the author as "probably ... John Kennedy", but as there is no such indication in the work itself, Andrews has been accepted here as the author.

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