Bulletin 42 - November 1990: The Flora of the United Arab Emirates, Preliminary List of Species Name Changes and Some Synonyms



The Flora of the United Arab Emirates

Preliminary List of Species Name Changes and Some Synonyms

by R.A. Western

A. Name Changes

Several scientific names of plants have been changed in recent years, reflecting ongoing research and classification. The following is a preliminary update on these changes. All mentioned species have been recorded in the UAE by the ENHG.

Family New Name Old Name
Caryophyllaceae Sperfula fallax (Lowe) E.H.L. Krause S. flaccida (Roxb.) Asch.
Chenopiaceae Chenopodium murale L. C. triangulare Forssk.
" " Anabasis setiferaMoq. Seidlitzia lanigera Post
Compositae Centaurea pseudosinaica Czerep. S. sinaica DC.
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus cephalopodus Boiss. ssp. cephalopodus C. deserti Hochst. ex Steud.
Gentianaceae Centaureum pulchellum (Sw.) Druce Erythraea ramosissima (Vill.) Pers.
Leguminosae Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne A. spirocarpa Hochst. ex. A. Rich.
" " Prosopis cinerea (L.) Druce P. spicigera L.
Orobanchaceae Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) Wright C. phelypaeae (L.) Cout.
Polygonaceae Rumex pictus Forssk. R. lacerus Balba
Resedaceae Ochradenus arabicus Chaudhary, Hillcoat and Miller O. baccatus Del.
Urticaceae Forskalea tenacissima L. F. cossoniana Webb


B. Some Synonyms

Family Preferred Name Synonym(s)
Apocynaceae Aerva javaica (Burm. f.) (Spreng) A. persica (Burm. f.) Merrill
" " Nerium mascatense (DC.) N. oleander L.
Asclepiadaceae Glossonema edule R. Br. G varians (Stocks) Benth.
Boraginaceae Heliotropium digynum (Forssk.) Asch. ex C. Christens H. lutem Poir
" " Heliotropium ramosissimum (Lehm.) DC. H. bacciferum Forssk. = H. undulatum Vahl
" " Gastroctyle hispida (Forssk.) Bge. Anchusa hispida Forssk.
" " Moltkiopsis ciliata (Forssk.) I.M. Johnston Lithospermum callosum Vahl
Caryophyllaceae Gypsophila bellidifolia Boiss. Saponaria barbata
Chenopodiaceae Hammada elegans (Bge.) Bottsch Hammada salicornica (Moq.) Iljin (more fieldwork needed to eliminate possible differences)
" " Salsola baryosma (Schult.) Dandy S. foetida Del. ex Spreng.
" " Suaeda aegyptiaca (Hassel) Zoh. Schanginia aegyptiaca (Hasselq.) Aellen = Suaeda baccata Forssk.
" " Suaeda vermiculata Forssk. S. mollis Del.
Compositae Artemesia herba-alba Asso. A. inculta Del.
" " Eclipta prostrata L. E. alba (L.) Hassk. = E. erecta L.
" " Hertia aucheri Boiss. Iphiona aucheri (Boiss.) Anderb.
" " Pentanema divericatum Cass. Vicoa pentanema Aitch. et Hemsl.
" " Pluchea discoridis (L.) DC. Conyza discoridis (L.) Desf.
" " Pulicaria undulata (L.) C.A. Meyer Pulicaria crispa (Forssk.) Benth. et Hook f. = Francoeuria crispa (Forssk.) Cass.
" " Reichardia tingitana (L.) Roth Scorzonera tingitana L.
" " Senecio desfontainei Druce S. coronopifolius Desf.
Cruciferae Eremobium aegyptiacum (Spreng.) Boiss. E. lineare (Del.) Asch. and Schweinf.
" " Farsetia stylosa R. Br. F. linearis Decne. = F. ramosissima
Gramineae Aeluropus lagopoides (L.) Trin. ex Thwaites A. repens (Desf.) Parl. = A. littoralis v. repens Coss. et Dr.
" " Cymbopogon commutatus (Steud.) Stapf C. parkeri Stapf
Leguminosae Alhagi maurorum Medic. A. mannifera Desv.
" " Lotus glinoides Del. L. schimperi Steud.
Malvaceae Abutilon pannosum (Forst.) Schlect. A. hirtum Don.
Nyctaginaceae Baerhavia diffusa L. B. repens L.
Polygonaceae Calligonum comosum L. 'Herit. C. polygonoides L. ssp. comosum (L. 'Herit.)
Primulaceae Anagallis arvensis ssp. latifolia (L.) Arcangeli A. caerulea
Rubiaceae Gaillonia aucheri (Guill.) Jaub. and Spach Jaubertia aucheri Guill.
Solanaceae Solanum incanum L. S. coagulans Forssk.

 


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