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A revision of Chione DC. (Rubiaceae) has excluded two species, C. exserta (DC.) Urb. and C. seminervis Urb. & Ekman, from the genus on the basis of morphology. The designation Colleteria D.W. Taylor was proposed to house these species, but it was invalidly published. The new genus Wandersong D.W. Taylor is here erected to accommodate these two species. The new combinations Wandersong exserta (DC.) D.W. Taylor and Wandersong seminervis (Urb. & Ekman) D.W. Taylor are here effected under this new generic name. The new genus name Wandersong D.W. Taylor honors two Andersons, Dr. Gregory J. Anderson and Dr. William R. Anderson, for their outstanding and influential achievements in the field of botany. The name Wandersong is constructed with the surname Anderson shared between the first initials of these two botanists.

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Chione exserta (DC.) Urb., Chione seminervis Urb. & Ekman, Dr. William R. Anderson, Colleteria D.W. Taylor, Colleteria exserta (DC.) D.W. Taylor, Colleteria seminervis (Urb. & Ekman) D.W. Taylor, Dr. Gregory J. Anderson, Wandersong D.W. Taylor, Wandersong exserta (DC.) D.W. Taylor, Wandersong seminervis (Urb. & Ekman) D.W. Taylor


Botanical research; Genes; Greater Antilles; Plant morphology; Plant varieties--Research; Taxonomy

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Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 2014, Volume 8, Issue 2, 529-530.

© The Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press.

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Journal Article