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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

A revision of the south-western Australian genus Babingtonia (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae)

In this revision of Babingtonia Lindl., 11 species are recognised, all endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. Previously, the type species B. camphorosmae (Endl.) Lindl. was the only Western Australian species housed as a Babingtonia. The new combination B. grandiflora (Benth.) Rye is made, and nine new taxa are named: B. cherticola Rye & Trudgen, B. delicata Rye & Trudgen, B. erecta Rye & Trudgen, B. fascifolia Rye, B. maleyae Rye & Trudgen, B. minutifolia Rye & Trudgen, B. pelloeae Rye & Trudgen, B. triandra Rye & Hislop and B. urbana Rye. A key is given and some of the taxa are illustrated. Most have conservation priority.