New names in Old World Clinopodium - the transfer of the species of Micromeria sect. Pseudomelissa to Clinopodium

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Braeuchler, C, Meimberg, H, Heubl, G
Journal:Taxon
Volume:55
Pagination:977–981
Date Published:Jan
Keywords:Clinopodium, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Micromeria, Sect. Pseudomelissa, Taxonomy, Typification
Abstract:

Micromeria has recently been revealed polyphyletic by molecular analyses, with members of sect. Pseudomelissa placed in close relationship to Clinopodium vulgare. Morphological data suport transferring the section to Clinopodium. A list of names under Clinopodium (including 15 new combinations) is provided for the taxa hitherto included in Micromeria sect. Pseudomelissa. Three species names are typified.

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