Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Melichrus hirsutus
Ericaceae Juss.
Melichrus hirsutus J.B.Williams ex H.T.Kenn. & I.Telford , legitimate, scientific
Kennedy, H.T., Telford, I.R.H., Crayn, D.M. & Bruhl, J.J. (15 December 2020), Validation of two informally named species of Melichrus (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae) from north-eastern New South Wales. Telopea 23: 188-191, Figs 1, 2, 5 (map) [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "NEW SOUTH WALES: North Coast: Kremnos Creek, 7.5 km N of Glenreagh, 14 Aug. 1993, J.B. Williams s.n. (holo: NSW; iso: BRI, CANB, CNS, K, MEL, MO, NE 85839)"
taxonomic synonym: Melichrus sp. A [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Melichrus hirsutus Anon. nom. inval., nom. nud. taxonomic synonym: Melichrus sp. Newfoundland State Forest (P.Gilmour 7852) [n/a]
  • Etymology: "The specific epithet is a Latin adjective meaning ‘covered with fairly coarse and stiff long erect or ascending straight hairs’ (Stearn 1992). This name was used by J.B. Williams."