Heimia myrtifolia Cham. & Schltdl.

, Linnaea 2(3): 347 (1827), nom. illeg.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:118575-2
Publication
Linnaea; Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Berlin
Collation
2(3): 347
Date of Publication
Aug-Oct 1827
Family as entered in IPNI
Lythraceae

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. illeg. nom. superfl.

Remarks

Based on 2 characters mentioned for Lythrum apetalum Spreng. (petals 0 & stamens 6) and Heimia (petals 6 & stamens 12), A.Lourteig (in Taxon 38: 279-280. 1989) argued that by implication (i.e., petal & stamen nos.), Cham. & Schltdl. excluded the type of L. apetalum from H. myrtifolia and the latter name is legitimate (rejected here).

Links

Nomenclatural link
Decodon myrtifolius Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 249 (1891).
Replaced synonym
Lythrum apetalum Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 2: 454 (1825).
Same citation as
Heimia myrtifolia Hort.Berol. ex Cham. & Schltdl., Linnaea 2(3): 347 (1827).