Real Identity of Witheringia sellowiana (Solanaceae), Typification, and Chromosome Number
Aureliana, IUCN Red List category, karyotype, Taxonomy, typification
The identity of Witheringia sellowiana , a narrow endemic species from São Paulo (Brazil), is reconsidered. After analysis of the protologue and the morphological characters of the type material and recent flowering collections, a new combination is proposed ( Aureliana sellowiana (Sendtn.) Barboza & Stehmann). A lectotype and epitype are designated here. A detailed description and illustration, an analysis of the karyotype of A. sellowiana , and a discussion of its closest relatives are provided. A key to differentiate the species of Aureliana is also given.