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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2021-03-31
Page range: 170–172
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Erechtites albiflorus (Asteraceae: Senecioneae), the correct name for Cacalia prenanthoides and E. petiolatus

Câmpus de Três Lagoas, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, CEP 79613-000, Três Lagoas, MS, Brazil
Departamento de Botânica, Câmpus Trindade, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, CEP 88040-900, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Erechtites petiolatus Erechtites valerianifolius nomenclature Senecio albiflorus Eudicots


In a recently-published work it was demonstrated that the previous circumscription of Erechtites valerianifolius encompassed two distinct species, thus calling for the re-establishment of E. petiolatus. However, in that work it was overlooked that Senecio albiflorus, a replacement name for Cacalia prenanthoides, was published three months before E. petiolatus. In the present work we make the necessary amendments to the taxonomic treatment of this species of Erechtites due to this nomenclatural oversight. We also discuss the issue of the provenance of the type of C. prenanthoides.