Leptocarpus (plant) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLeptocarpus (plant)
R. Br. 1810 not Willd. ex Link 1820 (syn of Tamonea in Verbenaceae)
Leptocarpus is a genus of dioeceous rush-like perennial plants described as a genus in 1810.
The following species are accepted as of 2019:
- L. taxus (R.Br.) B.G.Briggs – Western Australia
- L. tenax (Labill.) R.Br. – Australia (all 6 states but not Northern Territory)
Over 70 other names have been published using the name Leptocarpus, but they have been transferred to other genera, including the following:
- Apodasmia, Chaetanthus, Dapsilanthus, Empodisma, Hydrophilus, Hypolaena, Lepyrodia, Meeboldina, Restio, Rhodocoma, Staberoha, Willdenowia.
Name in homonymic genus
In 1820, the name Leptocarpus was applied to some plants in the Verbenaceae. Thus was created an illegitimate homonym. One species name was included in the illegitimate genus, i.e.:
- Leptocarpus chamaedrifolius Willd. – Tamonea spicata Aubl.
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