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Plant botanical name changes about botname changes | main synonym list | synonym updates for local publications | still incorrect botnames - synonyms not yet known |

(Now will be more name changes not yet included)

About Plant Botanical Name Changes.... top |
by Russell Cummings and Doug Silke from references

For those who are interested in proper botanical plant names....

Don't you hate all those plant Latin name changes made by Botanist's. Well sorry but it is a fact of life for at least a long time into the future. In 1998 the Queensland Herbarium published another "all Queensland" plant list... (previously published in 1994). What this mean's is that now is the best time to update your names.... try to make a step change in your knowledge.

After absorbing these name changes, most of us can wisely ignore future name changes until the next edition comes out in a few year's time. Of course names are sure to keep changing, but people around you will know what plant you are talking about... and isn't that mostly what counts. Also... for reasons most briefly summarised as funding shortages/priorities... some past and future name changes will not have been properly verified so will change back later.

These are intended as synonyms for the Townsville area. Most will be valid over a much wider area. But some species have been split, our local species will then probably be listed as the only synonym, this will not be correct for all parts of the state

Name changes listed are not all synonyms, a very small number of these changes correct local identifications thought wrong. A few slightly incorrect ID's are inevitable in all plant publications, including this one.

 by Russell Cummings and Doug Silke from references

Some wrong botnames still in lists, correct names presently unknown by Russell Cummings and Doug Silke from references | top |

Antirhea myrtoides

not in either census, from Paluma's rainforest list

Azolla rubra

not in either census, in my list

Boerhavia coccinea

not in latest census, in Bean's list and mine

Boerhavia tetrandra

not in latest census, in Russel's list

Brachiaria sp. (Q2)

not in either census

Euphorbia/Chamaesyce sparmannii

what is it now, was it included. in E. atoto?

Cyperus sp. (Sharpe 1456)

not in either census, from Bean's list..

Dendrophthoe discolor

unable to find it anywhere, from Bean's list

Dictyoneura microcarpa

unable to find it anywhere, from my list, and from Paluma's

Digitaria longifolia

unable to find it anywhere...is it Digitaria longiflora?

Evodiella muelleri

not in latest census, in my records

Melicope rubra

not in either census, found nowhere, from Russel's records

Fimbristylis brownii

not in latest census

Fimbristylis gracilis

unable to find record of it anywhere

Heliotropium strigosum

not in latest census, from Russell's list

Juncus pallidus

unable to find record of it anywhere

Malaxis latifolia

Orchidaceae, not in either census, from Bean's list

Mitrasacme indica

not in latest census, from Russell's list

Nicotiana debneyi

not in either census, in Flora of SE Qld, in Russell's list

Rubus alceifolius

not in latest census

Rubus fraxinifolius

not in latest census

Rubus rosifolius

not in latest census

Sida retusa

no record anywhere, from Russell's list

Synoum muelleri

not in latest census, from my list

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References
Qld Herbarium; 1994; Queensland Vascular Plants
QueenslandHerbarium; 1997; Queensland Plants, names and distributions
Bean, A. R.; 1992; Bowling Green Bay National Park Resource Inventory (extracts)
Jackes, B.R.; 1991; Plants of the Tropical Rainforest
Jackes; 1987; Plants of Magnetic Island
Townsend, K; 1997; Plants of the Dry Tropics, SGAP Townsville Branch inc.

Also
Elliot & Jones; 1980; Encyclopaedia of Aust. Plants for Cultivation - 1
Elliot & Jones; 1982; Encyclopaedia of Aust. Plants for Cultivation - 2
Elliot & Jones; 1982; Encyclopaedia of Aust. Plants for Cultivation - 4
Elliot & Jones; 1984; Encyclopaedia of Aust. Plants for Cultivation - 3
Elliot & Jones; 1993; Encyclopaedia of Aust. Plants for Cultivation - 6
Elliot,W.R;Jones,D.L.; 1997; Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Vol 7, N-Po
Stanley,T.D;Ross,E.M.; 1983; Flora of South Eastern Queensland, vol 1
Stanley,T.D;Ross,E.M.; 1986; Flora of South Eastern Queensland, vol 2
Stanley,T.D;Ross,E.M.; 1989; Flora of South Eastern Queensland, vol 3

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