Determining the type locality and collector of Nylander’s South African lichens

Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation


 
 
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Title Determining the type locality and collector of Nylander’s South African lichens
 
Creator Medeiros, Ian D.
 
Subject Taxonomy; Nomenclature Lichens; Type Locality; Botanical Collectors
Description Background: In 1868, Nylander described 15 new lichen taxa from collections made near Durban, South Africa. The locality was not specified and the collector was identified only as ‘Miss Armstrong’.Objectives: To identify the collector and type locality of Nylander’s species.Method: Scientific literature, maps, letters, notebooks and genealogical sources were consulted to reconstruct the provenance of the specimens.Results: ‘Miss Armstrong’ was likely Olivia Armstrong; she collected in the Karkloof area of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.Conclusion: This investigation facilitates future work to determine whether the species described and reported by Nylander are still extant in the same locality.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor Duke University United States National Science Foundation
Date 2019-02-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/abc.v49i1.2384
 
Source Bothalia; Vol 49, No 1 (2019); 5 pages 2311-9284 0006-8241
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.abcjournal.aosis.co.za/index.php/abc/article/view/2384/2611 https://journals.abcjournal.aosis.co.za/index.php/abc/article/view/2384/2610 https://journals.abcjournal.aosis.co.za/index.php/abc/article/view/2384/2612 https://journals.abcjournal.aosis.co.za/index.php/abc/article/view/2384/2601
 
Coverage KwaZulu-Natal Midlands — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Ian D. Medeiros https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0