Australian Systematic Botany Australian Systematic Botany Society
Taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of plants
REVIEW

A taxonomic review of Homoranthus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae)

Lachlan M. Copeland A C , Lyn A. Craven B and Jeremy J. Bruhl A

A Botany, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia.

B Australian National Herbarium, CPBR, CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.

C Corresponding author. Email: lachlanc@ecoaus.com.au

Australian Systematic Botany 24(6) 351-374 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB11015
Submitted: 16 March 2011  Accepted: 19 June 2011   Published: 21 December 2011

Abstract

Homoranthus A.Cunn. ex Schauer, an Australian endemic genus of shrubs in the Myrtaceae, is reviewed. A total of 31 species is recognised for the genus, including the following eight new species which are here described for the first time: H. bebo L.M.Copel., H. brevistylis L.M.Copel., H. bruhlii L.M.Copel., H. clarksonii L.M.Copel., H. cummingii L.M.Copel, H. elusus L.M.Copel., H. inopinatus L.M.Copel., J.Holmes & G.Holmes and H. vagans L.M.Copel. H. bornhardtiensis J.T.Hunter is synonymised under H. prolixus Craven & S.R.Jones. A key to identify all species of Homoranthus is provided and notes are given on the phenology, distribution, habitat, conservation status and distinguishing features of each species. The distribution of all species of Homoranthus is mapped and illustrations are provided for each of the eight new species.


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