Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T.Aiton legitimate | sensu Forster, P.I. in Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1996), Apocynaceae. Flora of Australia 28
Apocynum frutescens L. legitimate Echites frutescens (L.) Roxb. legitimate Ichnocarpus frutescens var. leptodictyus (F.Muell.) Domin legitimate Ichnocarpus leptodictyus F.Muell. legitimate
  • The name Ichnocarpus frutescens has been variously attributed to (L.) R.Br., (L.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton and (L.) W.T.Aiton. Brown described the genus Ichnocarpus in Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc 1: 61 (1811), with a single species, the Apocynum frutescens of Linnaeus. However he failed to actually make the new combination, only implying it. The combination was first made in Hortus Kewensis, 2nd edn. 2: 69 (1811). Although it is generally agreed that the new descriptions in this work were done by Dryander and Brown, there is no internal evidence of this (Art. 46.6), so the new combination must be ascribed to W.T.Aiton.
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