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Seven new combinations in the Florida flora

Author(s): R. P. Wunderlin and B. F. Hansen

Month: Fall
Year: 2001

Journal: Novon
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Pages: 366-369

Article Topic(s): Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Carphephorus odoratissimus (Vanillaleaf),


Explains taxonomic changes in the Florida flora in the Asteraceae (daisy family) and Poaceae (grass family). The name for Aster carolinianus is changed to Symphyotrichum carolinianum. A new variety is named for Carphephorus odoratissimus. The variety, subtropicanus, occurs in southern peninsular Florida and is distinguished by a smaller growth habit and the absence of the characteristic vanilla smell found in the typical northern form. The full article is accessible here

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R. P. Wunderlin and B. F. Hansen. "Seven new combinations in the Florida flora." Novon 11.3 (2001): 366-369.

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