In the Apocynaceae the new combinationAlstonia pacifica (Seem.) A. C. Sm. is required. In the Asclepiadaceae the genusGymnema R. Br. is found not to occur in Fiji; for the two Fijian species previously referred to it the new combinationsLeichardtia stenophylla (A. Gray) A. C. Sm. andTylophora subnuda (A. Gray) A. C. Sm. are proposed. The species ofTylophora occurring in the Fijian Region are reviewed...
In reviewing the Fijian Sapotaceae it was found necessary to describe three new species,Planchonella sessilis, Palaquium porphyreum, andBurckella parvifolia, and to propose one new combination,B. fijiensis (Chelonespermum fijiense Hemsl.).
Eleven species ofTerminalia are indigenous in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga ; the taxonomy is reviewed, with descriptions, keys, and distributional notes. Nine of the species occur in Fiji, and four of these,T. simulans,T. strigillosa,T. capitanea, andT. crebrifolia, are described as new.
Based on a paper delivered at a symposium on “ Fifty Years of Plant Taxonomy, ” commemorating the golden anniversary of the Botanical Society of America, sponsored by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Systematic Section of the Botanical Society of America, at the University of Connecticut, 28 August 1956.
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