Hydriastele microspadix (Warb. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 484 (1937)

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New Guinea present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A


  • Fragments of both collections cited in the protologue of Hydriastele microspadix (Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb.) Burret, Warburg s.n. from Schumannsfluss, exist in the Florence herbarium. We have chosen the former as lectotype because it is the more complete specimen. The specimen cited in the original literature of the nomen nudum Ptychosperma beccarianum Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb. was also collected by Warburg at Hatzfeldhafen. Fragments of the collection are held in Florence, as is a photograph of the Berlin specimen, which is now destroyed. We concur with Burret (1928) that the specimen is a mixed gathering, containing parts of both Hydriastele microspadix and Rhopaloblaste ceramica (Miq.) Burret. (W.J. Baker & A.H.B. Loo, A synopsis of the genus Hydriastele (Arecaceae). 2004)B


    A. World Checklist of Arecaceae
    B. W.J. Baker & A.H.B. Loo, A synopsis of the genus Hydriastele (Arecaceae). 2004