Apocynaceae Juss.
Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. , legitimate, scientific
Brown, R. (27 March 1810), Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et insulae Van-Diemen, exhibens characteres plantarum quas annis 1802-1805: 470 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "(T.) v.v."
Poiret, J.L.M. in Lamarck, J.-B.P.A. de M. de & Poiret, J.L.M. (1812), Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique Suppl. 2(2): 873 [basionym]
basionym of: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) Poir. legitimate
Cunningham, A. in Hooker, W.J. (ed.) (1834), Botanical Magazine 61: t. 3312 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Alyxia richardsoni A.Cunn. nom. inval., pro syn.
  • Text: "(β.) pugioniformis (Cunn. MSS. Ann. 1828,)..."
  • Comment: Cunningham cites an unnamed taxon in synonymy, using the epithet "pugioniformis" but does not definitely associate this with either a species or a genus name.
Steudel, E.G. von (1840), Nomenclator Botanicus Edn. 2, 1(5-6): 714 BHL [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis Steud. nom. inval., pro syn.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 93 [secondary reference]
Kuntze, C.E.O. (5 November 1891), Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 417 [basionym]
basionym of: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate
Jackson, B.D. (6 September 1893), Index Kewensis 1(1): 99 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Alyxia pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn.
Jackson, B.D. (14 December 1893), Index Kewensis 1(2): 1079 BHL [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn.
Schumann, K. in Engler, H.G.A. & Prantl, K.A.E. (ed.) (July 1895), Apocynaceae [continued]. Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien IV, 2(122): 151 [basionym]
basionym of: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) K.Schum. isonym
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 317 [secondary reference]
  • Vernacular: Moonya
Domin, K. (1928), Beitrage zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens. Bibliotheca Botanica 22(89): 1076-1077 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate
Markgraf, F. (1977), Florae Malesiacae Precursores LV. Apocynaceae IV. Alyxia. Blumea 23(2): 412 [secondary reference]
Williams, K.A.W. (1980), Native Plants of Queensland Edn. 2, 1: 14 [secondary reference]
common name: Chain Fruit [n/a]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 67 [secondary reference]
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986), Apocynaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 305 [secondary reference]
common name: Chain Fruit [n/a]
Dunlop, C.R. (1987), Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Northern Territory. Technical Report: Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory 26: 7 [secondary reference]
Harden, G.J. & Williams, J.B. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Apocynaceae. Flora of New South Wales 3: 516, pl.25 [secondary reference]
common name: Prickly Alyxia [n/a]
Forster, P.I. (19 October 1992), A taxonomic revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae) in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 5(5): 549-558 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "Queensland, Wide Bay District. Hervey's Bay, Sandy Cape, 31.vii.1802, R.Brown [Iter Australiense 2855] (lecto here designated); BM (photo at BRI!); isolecto: BM [sheet with same label as previous, but lacking Iter Australiense 2855] (photo at BRI!), CANB![CANB278876],K[bottom specimen of sheet with 2 specimens of which the top has `Iter Australiense 2855'](photo at BRI!), MEL![MEL222939])."
nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate
Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (1994), Norfolk Island & Lord Howe Island. Flora of Australia 49: 277-278 [secondary reference]
misapplication: Alyxia gynopogon Roem. & Schult. legitimate by Moore, C. (1870), Sketch of the vegetation of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales - Parliamentary Papers- Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly: 25 common name: Christmas Bush [n/a]
Forster, P.I. in Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1996), Apocynaceae. Flora of Australia 28: 127-129 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) Poir. legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate
Williams, K.A.W. (1999), Native Plants of Queensland 4: 50 [secondary reference]
Middleton, D.J. (2002), Revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae). Part 2: Pacific Islands and Australia. Blumea 47(1): 47-50, Map 24 [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) Poir. legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia richardsoni Sweet nom. inval., nom. nud. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis A.Cunn. ex G.Don legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. ulicina F.M.Bailey legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia sharpei P.I.Forst. legitimate
Jessup, L.W. (22 April 2002), Flora of South-eastern Queensland Volume 2 Changes to names or status of taxa: - [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. subsp. ruscifolia legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis A.Cunn. ex G.Don legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. ulicina F.M.Bailey legitimate
Cooper, W.E. & Cooper, W.T. (2004), Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest: 33-34 [secondary reference]
common name: Chain Fruit [n/a]
CHAH (2006), Australian Plant Census: - [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) Poir. legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolia Poir. orth. var. nomenclatural synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. var. ruscifolia legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) K.Schum. isonym nomenclatural synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. subsp. ruscifolia legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolium P.I.Forst. orth. var. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia richardsoni Sweet nom. inval., nom. nud. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis A.Cunn. ex G.Don legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis Steud. nom. inval., pro syn. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. ulicina F.M.Bailey legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis F.M.Bailey legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn. misapplication: Alyxia gynopogon Roem. & Schult. legitimate by Moore, C. (1870), Sketch of the vegetation of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales - Parliamentary Papers- Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly: 25
  • APC Dist.: Qld, NSW, LHI
CHAH (2006), Australian Plant Census: - [misapplied]
misapplied to: Alyxia oblongata Domin legitimate by Markgraf, F. (1977), Florae Malesiacae Precursores LV. Apocynaceae IV. Alyxia. Blumea 23(2): 412
CHAH (7 July 2021), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) Poir. legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolia Poir. orth. var. nomenclatural synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. var. ruscifolia legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Pulassarium ruscifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolius (R.Br.) K.Schum. isonym nomenclatural synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia R.Br. subsp. ruscifolia legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Gynopogon ruscifolium P.I.Forst. orth. var. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia richardsoni Sweet nom. inval., nom. nud. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia richardsoni A.Cunn. nom. inval., pro syn. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis A.Cunn. ex G.Don legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis Steud. nom. inval., pro syn. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. ulicina F.M.Bailey legitimate taxonomic synonym: Alyxia ruscifolia var. pugioniformis F.M.Bailey legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gynopogon pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn. taxonomic synonym: Alyxia pugioniformis B.D.Jacks. nom. inval., pro syn. misapplication: Alyxia gynopogon Roem. & Schult. legitimate by Moore, C. (1870), Sketch of the vegetation of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales - Parliamentary Papers- Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly: 25
  • APC Dist.: Qld, NSW, LHI