Polygonaceae Juss.
Pseudanthus tasmanicus Rodway , legitimate, scientific
Rodway, L. (June 1902), Additions to Tasmanian flora. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 107-108 BHL [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "Among and about basalt rocks on the shores of Lake Lucy Long on the Ironstone Range and on the banks of the South Esk, near Avoca."
Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1994), A further note on Pseudanthus tasmanicus Rodway. Kew Bulletin 48(2): 260 [secondary reference]
Walsh, N.G. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1996), Polygonaceae. Flora of Victoria 3: 282 [taxonomic synonym]
taxonomic synonym of: Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Hook.f.) Endl. legitimate
Halford, D.A. & Henderson, R.J.F. (3 December 2003), Studies in Euphorbiaceae A.L.Juss. sens. lat. 5. A revision of Pseudanthus Sieber ex Spreng. and Stachystemon Planch. (Oldfieldioideae Kohler & Webster, Caletieae Mull.Arg.). Austrobaileya 6(3): 515 [secondary reference]
  • Text: Type material appears non existent rendering correct placement of the name impossible at this stage. From the description, however, with respect to the nature of the ovules it is clear that the name is not applicable to any species of Pseudanthus Spreng. Walsh (1996) treated it as a synonym of Muehlenbeckea axillaris (Hook.f.) Endl., applicable to plants in family Polygonaceae.
  • APC Comment: V. Stasjic notes (pers. comm. 2005) the existence of a probable syntype in MEL (MEL 2016080) with the following label data: "South Esk? near Avoca? Tasmania, 1900, L. Rodway". Material comprises six fragments (3-10 cm long) mounted on the sheet, and is a good match for Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Polygonacaeae). A letter also accompanies the sheet: "Hobart, Jan 7th/00 Dear Mr Luehmann, I have not yet finished my very small paper but will post it before Thursday. I put it off till the last minute & then was much disturbed by a bad attack of influenza. I enclose small specimens of what I take to be a new Pseudanthus. Would you kindly give me the benefit of your larger experience. If new I propose to name it P. tasmanicus & get it published in our (R.S.Tas) forthcoming [indecipherable]. Yours [indecipherable], L. Rodway"
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2006), Australian Plant Census: - [taxonomic synonym]
taxonomic synonym of: Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Hook.f.) Endl. legitimate
de Salas, M.F. & Baker, M.L. (2016), A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 43 [taxonomic synonym]
taxonomic synonym of: Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Hook.f.) Endl. legitimate