A revision of the New Zealand Kunzea ericoides (Myrtaceae) complex

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de Lange, Peter
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2014-08-26
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Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori subject headings)
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New Zealand Archipelago
Myrtaceae
Kunzea
K. ericoides
K. sinclairii
new combination
K. linearis comb. nov.
new species
K. mathicola sp. nov.
K. triregensis sp. nov.
K. salterae sp. nov.
K. robusta sp. nov.
K. serotina sp. nov.
K. tenuicaulis sp. nov.
K. toelkenii sp. nov.
typifications
Leptospermum ericoides
L. ericoides var. lineare
L. ericoides var. microflorum
L. ericoides var. pubescens
L. sinclairii
ecology
conservation
ethnobotany
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de Lange, P.J. (2014). A revision of the New Zealand Kunzea ericoides (Myrtaceae) complex. PhytoKeys, 40, pp.1-185. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.40.7973
Abstract
A revision of the New Zealand Kunzea ericoides complex is presented. This paper is the final of a series that has explored the systematics of the New Zealand Kunzea complex using cytological and molecular variation, as well as experimental hybridisations between postulated segregates. As a result of those studies ten species, all endemic to New Zealand, are recognised; seven of these are new. One species, K. triregensis sp. nov., is endemic to the Three Kings Islands and another species K. sinclairii, endemic to Aotea (Great Barrier Island). The North Island of New Zealand has seven species, K. amathicola sp. nov., K. salterae sp. nov., K. serotina sp. nov., K. robusta sp. nov., K. tenuicaulis sp. nov., K. toelkenii sp. nov., and K. linearis comb. nov. Of these, K. linearis, K. salterae, K. tenuicaulis and K. toelkenii are endemic to the North Island, and K. amathicola, K. robusta and K. serotina extend to the South Island which also supports one endemic, K. ericoides. Typifications are published for Leptospermum ericoides A.Rich., L. ericoides var. linearis Kirk, L. ericoides var. microflorum G.Simps., L. ericoides var. pubescens Kirk, and L. sinclairii Kirk, names here all referred to Kunzea. The ecology, conservation, extent of natural hybridisation and some aspects of the ethnobotany (vernacular names) of these Kunzea are also discussed.
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doi:10.3897/phytokeys.40.7973
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Copyright Peter J. de Lange. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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