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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Recognition of Hysterobaeckea as a genus of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae

Baeckea behrii Schltdl. is selected as the lectotype for B. subg. Hysterobaeckea Nied., which is raised to the generic level as Hysterobaeckea (Nied.) Rye. New combinations are made for the three named species that belong to the genus as now defined, and a lectotype is selected for one of those species, B. ochropetala F.Muell. The three new combinations are H. behrii (Schltdl.) Rye, H. ochropetala (F.Muell.) Rye and H. tuberculata (Trudgen) Rye. The distinguishing characters of the genus are outlined and a generic key given for the group to which it belongs.