Hypericaceae Juss.
Ascyrum hypericoides L. , legitimate, scientific
Linnaeus, C. (1 May 1753), Species Plantarum 2: 788 BHL [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "Habitat in Virginia."
  • Text: "Hypericoides frutescens erecta, flore luteo, Plum . gen. 51."
Crantz, H.J.N. von (1766), Institutiones Rei Herbariae 2: 520 [basionym]
basionym of: Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz legitimate
Adams, W.P. (April 1957), A revision of the genus Ascyrum (Hypericaceae). Rhodora 59(700): 79-86 [secondary reference]
  • Neotype: "'Hab. in Jamaica.' Neotype: specimen number 944.2 in the Linnaean Herbarium (GH, photograph examined)."
  • Text: "... as to Plumier's plant, Hypericoides frutescens erecta, floreo luteo."
  • Comment: Adams' designation of a neotype is superseded under ICN Art. 9.19(a) (Shenzhen Code, 2018), as original material for the name was in existence. See Robson (1980, 1996) for discussion of typification.
Robson, N.K.B. (May 1980), The Linnaean species of Ascyrum (Guttiferae). Taxon 29(2/3): 267, 272 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "Hypericoides frutescens, erecta, flore luteo, Plumier, Nov. Pl. Amer. Gen.: t. 7 (1703)."
Reveal, J.L., Broome, C.R., Brown, M.L. & Frick, G.F. (1987), On the identities of Maryland plants mentioned in the first two editions of Linnaeus' Species Plantarum. Huntia 7: 226 [secondary reference]
Robson, N.K.B. (28 November 1996), Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae): 6. Sections 20. Myriandra to 28. Elodes. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum. Botany series. London 26(2): 129-130 BHL [secondary reference]
  • Type: "Hispaniola, Hypericoides frutescens erecta, flore luteo Plumier, Nov. PI. Amer. Gen.: t. 7 (1703)..."
  • Text: "Fawcett & Rendle (1926: 203) indicated the type as Patrick Browne's specimen from Jamaica (LINN 944.2)... Adams (1957: 83) designated this specimen as a neotype, it having been added to the Linnaean herbarium only in 1758, after the publication of Species plantarum (1753). As I have explained, however (Robson, 1980), there is no need for the selection of a neotype, as Plumier's illustration is an appropriate lectotype."
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2007), Australian Plant Census: - [nomenclatural synonym]
nomenclatural synonym of: Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz legitimate