VOLUME 5 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2012)

Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2012 5 (2) 216-223
available online: December 19, 2012

*Corresponding author
Email Address: jayson.chavez@gmail.com
Submitted: August 11, 2012
Revised: November 04, 2012
Accepted: November 10, 2012

ARTICLE

New Combinations in Rothmannia(Rubiaceae) and the Establishment ofthe Genus in the Philippine Flora

by Jayson G. Chavez1*, Ulrich Meve3 andGrecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro1,2

1The Graduate School,
2College of Science and Research Cluster for the Natural and Applied
 Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, España Manila, 1015 Philippines;
3Department of Plant Systematics, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsr. 30,
 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
New combinations with the genus Rothmannia forthree former Gardenia species are proposed: R.lagunensis R. merrillii and R. negrosensis.Neotypes are designated for R. lagunensis and R.negrosensis, while R. merrillii is lectotypified.With these three taxa Rothmannia is now established also for thePhilippine archipelago.

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