Acalypha pittieri Pax & Hoffmann (1924: 18)

Muñoz-Rodríguez, Pablo, Cardiel, José María & Atha, Daniel, 2014, Acalypha subgenus Linostachys (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae): a global review, Phytotaxa 166 (3), pp. 199-221: 211

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.166.3.2

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scientific name

Acalypha pittieri Pax & Hoffmann (1924: 18)
status

 

22. Acalypha pittieri Pax & Hoffmann (1924: 18)   . Lectotype (designated here): — COSTA RICA. Puntarenas: Cocos Island, Wafer Bay , 10 m, January 1902, H. Pittier 16246 ( GH 45397!).

Distribution:— America. Central America: Costa Rica (Cocos Island).

References:— Standley (1937: 600), Seymour (1979: 166), Burger & Huft (1995: 52), Govaerts et al. (2000: 74), Martínez-Gordillo et al. (2006: 4), Trusty et al. (2006: 304), CONABIO (2009), González (2010).

Notes:— Acalypha pittieri   is only known from the original collection. The B herbarium specimen was probably destroyed during the Berlin herbarium fire in 1943 ( Hiepko 1987); a negative is preserved (F 126208!). We designate as lectotype the only extant specimen known, from GH. Burger & Huft (1995) place this species as a synonym of Acalypha macrostachya Jacquin (1797: 245)   , a widespread species not belonging to subgenus Linostachys   . This concept is followed by Govaerts et al. (2000) and Martínez-Gordillo et al. (2006). Trusty et al. (2006) cite another collection of A. pittieri   (Stewart 300 from CAS herbarium). They present a drawing based on the collection, although it is confusing and it may not be A. pittieri   . We could not study the Stewart collection which, in fact, does not appear in the catalogue of CAS (available at http://collections.calacademy.org/bot/; last review February 2014). The specimen, Pittier 16246, is quite similar to A. muelleriana   . However, we prefer to accept both species until we can study more recent material.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Genus

Acalypha

Loc

Acalypha pittieri Pax & Hoffmann (1924: 18)

Muñoz-Rodríguez, Pablo, Cardiel, José María & Atha, Daniel 2014
2014
Loc

Acalypha pittieri

Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

A. pittieri

Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

A. pittieri

Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

A. muelleriana

Urban 1899
1899
Loc

Linostachys

Klotzsch ex Schlechtendal 1846
1846
Loc

Acalypha macrostachya

Jacquin 1797: 245
1797