Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) is a tool for the botanical community that deals with plant names and their usage in the scientific literature, whether as a current name or synonym. APNI does not recommend any particular taxonomy or nomenclature. For a listing of currently accepted scientific names for the Australian vascular flora, please use the Australian Plant Census (APC) link above.
Comment:As this name predates Eriostemon lanceolatum C.F.Gaertner (1807) which Index Nominum Genericorum 2 (1979) 638 gives as the type of the genus, it should presumably be accepted as the type. Persoon refers to Smith in Act. Soc. Linn. 5: 4 where Smith describes the genus but does not make any combinations at specific rank.
Type:" " Hab. in Australasia". Type: not seen, possibly described from material received from J.E. Smith; K.F. Gaertner (1807) refers to Joseph Banks' collection from which he presumably described the fruit and seed."