Polygala acicularis S.Watson

, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 21: 445 (-446) (1886), nom. illeg.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA
21: 445 (-446)
Date of Publication
2 Jun 1886
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
C. G. Pringle 233
Calcareous ledges and banks, Santa Eulalia Mountains
Collection Date
1 May 1885
Type Herbaria
holotype GH
Distribution Of Types
Chihuahua (Mexico, Northern America)

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. illeg. later homonym non Oliv. (1868).


The type number was cited by Dr. Watson and by Pringle in litt. as 233, but on the label of the specimen in the Gray Herbarium is printed 223, doubtless by error. (vide S. F. Blake, Contr. Gray Herb 47: 105. 1916).


Later homonym of
Polygala acicularis Oliv., Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 132 (1868).
Replaced synonym of
Polygala watsonii Chodat, Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 31(2(2)): 285, t. 26 (1893).
Same citation as
Polygala acicularis S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts xxi. (1886) 445.