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Nomenclatural Notes: Mexican Oaks

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Allen J. Coombes and Susana Valencia Avalos

Published May 2020 in International Oaks No. 31: 15–20

Introduction

The findings presented in a recent publication (Valencia-A. and Coombes 2020) are summarized here. Several names of Mexican Quercus species were shown to be synonyms of other names or incorrectly applied.

References

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Cameron, R. 2017. Species Spotlight: Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus. https://www.internationaloaksociety.org/content/species-spotlight-quercus-hypoleucoides-camus

Emory, W.H. 1859. Report on the United States and Mexican boundary survey: made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior. Nicolson Printer. Washington, USA.

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Hackfalls Arboretum Website. http://hackfalls.org.nz/catalogue/index.php

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Trelease, W. 1924. The American Oaks. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 20: 1-255.

 Valencia-A., S. and A.J. Coombes. 2020. Nomenclatural revision and lectotypification of five species of Mexican oaks: Quercus (Fagaceae). Phytotaxa 428 (2): 81–92.