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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium


Volumes 1–14 are available for download via the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s (BHL) page for Nuytsia.

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Amanita drummondii and A. quenda (Basidiomycota), two new species from Western Australia, and an expanded description of A. walpolei

DAVISON, E.M., GIUSTINIANO, D., MCGURK, L.E., SYME, K. AND ROBINSON, R.M., Nuytsia 25: 1–13 (2015)

Three species of Amanita Pers. are documented from Western Australia. Amanita drummondii E.M.Davison is described from the south-west region; it appears to be widespread but infrequent. Amanita quenda E.M.Davison is described from the Perth Metropolitan area. Amanita walpolei O.K.Mill. is redescribed to include additional collections, drawing attention to the presence of clamp connections in all tissues. A BLASTn search has shown that there are no exact matches of the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of each species with those in GenBank.

Updates to Western Australia’s vascular plant census for 2014

PARKER, C.M., Nuytsia 25: 15–25 (2015)

Daviesia localis (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae), a new, short-range endemic from the northern Darling Range in Western Australia

HISLOP, M., Nuytsia 25: 27–30 (2015)

Synostemon hamersleyensis (Phyllanthaceae), a new species endemic to the Pilbara, Western Australia

TELFORD, I.R.H. AND NAAYKENS, J., Nuytsia 25: 31–37 (2015)

Synostemon hamersleyensis I.Telford & Naaykens (Phyllanthaceae), morphologically similar to but distinct from Sauropus aphyllus J.T.Hunter & J.J.Bruhl, is named as new and its habitat, distribution and conservation status are discussed. The new species is endemic to ironstone formations of the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara, central Western Australia.

Hibiscus sp. Ninghan Station (A.A. Mitchell 1161) is synonymous with Radyera farragei

DAVIS, R.W., Nuytsia 25: 39 (2015)

Correction to the type locality of Goodenia glareicola (Goodeniaceae)

LEWINGTON, M.A., Nuytsia 25: 41 (2015)

Corrigendum to: An update to the taxonomy of some Western Australian genera of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. 3. Thryptomene

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 43 (2015)

New taxa of Caladenia (Orchidaceae) from south-west Western Australia

BROWN, A.P. AND BROCKMAN, G., Nuytsia 25: 45–123 (2015)

Eleven new species (Caladenia ambusta A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. bigeminata A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. leucochila A.P.Br., R.Phillips & G.Brockman, C. erythronema A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. fluvialis A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. hopperiana A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. perangusta A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. pluvialis A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. straminichila A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. swartsiorum A.P.Br. & G.Brockman and C. validinervia Hopper & A.P.Br. ex A.P.Br. & G.Brockman) and six new subspecies (C. attingens Hopper & A.P.Br. subsp. effusa A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. denticulata Lindl. subsp. albicans A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. denticulata subsp. rubella A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. longicauda Lindl. subsp. extrema A.P.Br. & G.Brockman, C. longicauda subsp. insularis Hopper & A.P.Br. ex A.P.Br. & G.Brockman and C. longicauda subsp. minima A.P.Br. & G.Brockman) are described and illustrated and their relationships with related taxa discussed. We discuss the conservation status of rare taxa.

A new species of Angianthus (Asteraceae: Asteroideae: Gnaphalieae) from the south-west of Western Australia

LYONS, M.N. AND KEIGHERY, G.J., Nuytsia 25: 125–129 (2015)

The new species Angianthus globuliformis M.Lyons & Keighery (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) is described from gypsum dunes of the Western Australian agricultural zone.

Reinstatement of Ericomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), with three new combinations

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 131–143 (2015)

The south-western Australian genus Ericomyrtus Turcz. is reinstated as a small genus comprising the type species E. drummondii Turcz., and three species transferred into the genus as E. parvifolia (Turcz.) Rye, E. serpyllifolia (Turcz.) Rye and E. tenuior (Ewart) Rye. A lectotype is selected for the base name of the last of those species, Baeckea crispiflora var. tenuior Ewart. It appears that the genus has a tetraploid base number of x = 22. Maps, descriptions and a key are provided for the four named members of the genus.

Astartea pulchella (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new combination for Baeckea pulchella, and the reduction of A. laricifolia to synonymy

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 145–147 (2015)

Description of a new short-range endemic and a replacement name in Leucopogon (Ericaceae: Styphelioideae: Styphelieae)

HISLOP, M., Nuytsia 25: 149–152 (2015)

Typification of Banksia benthamiana (Proteaceae)

THIELE, K.R., Nuytsia 25: 153–156 (2015)

Lectotypification of Hemigenia pedunculata (Lamiaceae: Westringieae)

GUERIN, G.R., Nuytsia 25: 157–158 (2015)

Corrigendum to: Reinstatement of Ericomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), with three new combinations

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 159 (2015)

Dipteracanthus chichesterensis (Acanthaceae: Ruellieae), a new geographically and edaphically restricted species from the Pilbara bioregion of Western Australia

TRUDGEN, MALCOLM E. AND DE KOCK, P.-L., Nuytsia 25: 161–170 (2015)

Dipteracanthus chichesterensis Trudgen & de Kock is described as a new species of Acanthaceae (tribe Ruellieae Dumort.) restricted to the Chichester Plateau in the Pilbara bioregion of Western Australia. The new species is known from five localities and is considered poorly known and of conservation significance. It is most closely related to D. australasicus F.Muell., differing in stem and leaf indumentum, pollen ornamentation and seed characteristics. A distribution map, photographs and a key to Dipteracanthus Nees taxa currently recognised in Western Australia are provided.

A revision of species from the tribe Lasiopetaleae (Byttnerioideae: Malvaceae) with rostrate anthers

SHEPHERD, K.A. AND WILKINS, C.F., Nuytsia 25: 171–189 (2015)

An informal group of species within the tribe Lasiopetaleae Gay, characterised by a lack of stipules and distinctive, rostrate anthers, are revised and included in Lasiopetalum Sm. Revised descriptions are provided for the reinstated L. laxiflorum (Benth.) F.Muell. and newly elevated subspecies of L. glutinosum (Lindl.) F.Muell. (L. glutinosum subsp. glutinosum and L. glutinosum subsp. latifolium (Benth.) K.A.Sheph. & C.F.Wilkins). Three new species of conservation concern are recognised (L. cenobium K.A.Sheph. & C.F.Wilkins, L. trichantherum K.A.Sheph. & C.F.Wilkins and L. venustum K.A.Sheph. & C.F.Wilkins). A distribution map, images and a key to the group are included.

A new Mitrasacme (Loganiaceae) from the Western Australian desert

GIBSON, N. AND VAN LEEUWEN, S., Nuytsia 25: 191–194 (2015)

A new and rare species of Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae) from the Yalgoo bioregion, Western Australia

DAVIS, R.W., Nuytsia 25: 195–196 (2015)

Stylidium miscellany II: typification of some Sonder names and the description of a new subspecies of S. uniflorum

WEGE, J.A., Nuytsia 25: 197–208 (2015)

A full synonymy is presented for S. affine Sond. to include S. affine var. minus E.Pritz., a name previously treated as a synonym of S. caricifolium Lindl. Lectotypes are selected for four species described by Otto Sonder, namely S. lineatum Sond., S. pubigerum Sond., S. rupestre Sond. and S. uniflorum Sond. Stylidium rupestre f. abbreviatum Mildbr., S. rupestre f. congestum Mildbr., S. rupestre f. uniflorum Mildbr. and S. glaucum var. brownei DC. are formally placed into synonymy under S. rupestre, with lectotypes designated for S. rupestre f. abbreviatum and S. glaucum var. brownei. Revised descriptions are provided for S. rupestre and S. uniflorum, and S. uniflorum subsp. extensum Wege is newly described. Putative hybrids between both subspecies of S. uniflorum and S. leptophyllum DC. are recorded.

Recognition of Hysterobaeckea as a genus of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 209–218 (2015)

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.

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

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 25: 219–250 (2015)

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.

Additional taxa of Indigofera (Fabaceae: Indigofereae) from the Eremaean Botanical Province, Western Australia

WILSON, PETER G. AND ROWE, R., Nuytsia 25: 251–284 (2015)

Twelve new species of Indigofera L. are described from the Eremaean Botanical Province: I. chamaeclada Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. cuspidata Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. decipiens Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. eriophylla Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. fractiflexa Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. gilesii Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. kingiana Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. melanosticta Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. occidentalis Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. oraria Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. roseola Peter G.Wilson & Rowe and I. warburtonensis Peter G.Wilson & Rowe. A lectotype is designated for the name I. boviperda Morrison and three new subspecies, I. boviperda subsp. eremaea Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, I. fractiflexa subsp. augustensis Peter G.Wilson & Rowe and I. chamaeclada subsp. pubens Peter G.Wilson & Rowe, are recognised.

A revision of the Hibbertia hypericoides species group (Dilleniaceae)

THIELE, K.R. AND COCKERTON, G.T.B., Nuytsia 25: 285–300 (2015)

The Hibbertia hypericoides (DC.) Benth. species group comprises four species endemic in Western Australia. Hibbertia hypericoides is the most widespread species of Hibbertia Andrews in Western Australia, and exhibits significant and complex variation. The new subspecies H. hypericoides subsp. septentrionalis K.R.Thiele & Cockerton is described to accommodate a long-recognised form that occurs in the northern part of its range. The new species H. cockertoniana K.R.Thiele, previously included in H. hypericoides, is described. Descriptions are also provided for H. hypericoides subsp. hypericoides, H. silvestris Diels and H. furfuracea (R.Br. ex DC.) Benth., the other taxa in the group.

Typification and reinstatement of Isopogon spathulatus (Proteaceae: Leucadendreae)

RYE, B.L. AND HISLOP, M., Nuytsia 25: 301–306 (2015)

Hibbertia paranthera (Dilleniaceae), a remarkable new species from the Prince Regent River in Western Australia

THIELE, K.R., Nuytsia 25: 307–312 (2015)

A distinctive and remarkable new species in Hibbertia Andrew subgen. Pachynema (R.Br. ex DC.) J.W.Horn is described and illustrated. Hibbertia paranthera K.R.Thiele sp. nov. differs from all other species in subgen. Pachynema (and in the whole of Hibbertia) in having an androecium reduced to two large stamens, and a corolla of three petals. The new species is currently known from two populations c. 30 km apart in sandstone habitats in a remote area in Prince Regent National Park, between the Prince Regent River and Prince Frederick Harbour.

A taxonomic revision of the Stylidium brunonianum alliance (sect. Saxifragoidea: Stylidiaceae)

WEGE, J.A., Nuytsia 25: 313–342 (2015)

A morphological assessment of Stylidium brunonianum Benth. and its allies recognises eight taxa, all of which are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. Following examination of type material and field work, a narrower circumscription of S. brunonianum is presented, S. tenue Sond. is reinstated and the following five taxa are newly described: S. araeophyllum Wege, S. neurophyllum Wege, S. purpureum Wege, S. spiciforme Wege and S. tenue subsp. majusculum Wege. A revised description is provided for S. lowrieanum Carlquist, a conservation-listed species from the Leeuwen-Naturaliste Ridge. Lectotypes are selected for S. brunonianum, S. tenue and S. brunonianum var. minor Benth., with the varietal name newly placed into synonymy under S. tenue. A lectotype is also designated for the name S. striatum Lindl. var. glaucum Benth. (based on collections of S. lowrieanum, S. neurophyllum, S. bellum Wege and S. rosulatum Wege) to fix its application as a synonym of S. rosulatum. A dichotomous key to the S. brunonianum alliance is provided along with photographs of key features and distribution maps.