A New Combination in Clinopodium (Lamiaceae) from Mesoamerica and Cuba

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:A. Pool
Date Published:Jan
Keywords:Clinopodium, Cuba, Lamiaceae, Mesoamerica, Microamerica, Satureja

Micromeria brownei var. ludens Shinners is recognized at the rank os species and transferred to Clinopodium L. Shinners distinguished variety ludens from other M. brownei (Swartz) Bentham based on its "hispid-ciliate" calyx teeth. While this character seems to be variable over the entire geographic range of C. brownei (Swartz) Kuntze, C. ludens (Shinners) A. Pool is unique in possessing narrowly ellipsoid nutlets, which are apically rostrate, supporting its recognition at the species level. The generic transfer from Micromeria Bentham to Clinopodium follows the molecular and morphological studies of Cantino and Wagstaff. Clinopodium ludens is currently know from Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba, the Yucatan and Quintana Roo states of Mexico, and the Atlantida Department of Honduras.

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