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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Lectotypification of two Western Australian species of Micromyrtus (Myrtaceae)

Among the species of Micromyrtus Benth. (Myrtaceae) that Bentham (1867) described in "Flora Australiensis", were two Western Australian species that had previously been recognised as distinct taxa by Ferdinand von Mueller. One had been described as Thryptomene elobata (Mueller 1864) and another had been given the manuscript name T. racemosa F. Muell. The purpose of this short communication is to select a lectotype from among the syntypes of each of these species.