New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Gaylussacia

Gaylussacia baccata Gaylussacia baccata Gaylussacia bigeloviana

By Steven Clemants

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/06/2013

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Gaylussacia Kunth ex Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 275 (fol. ed. 216), t. 257. 1819, nom. cons. Lussacia Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 275, 294. 1825, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Gaylussacia buxifolia Kunth ex Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth.

Decachaena Torr. & A. Gray, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 42: 43. 1841. TYPE: Several elements.

Decamerium Nutt., Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. n.s., 8: 259. 1843. TYPE: Not designated.

Lasiococcus Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 1008, 1506. 1933. TYPE: Not designated.

Misapplied Names:

Adnaria Raf., Fl. Ludov. 56. 1817. TYPE: Adnaria odorata Raf. (= Styrax americana); see Camp (1941). Many names of Gaylussacia were transferred into this genus by Kuntze.

List of Gaylussacia Species

References to Gaylussacia

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