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Verticordia subg. Eperephes
is a botanical name for a grouping of similar plant species in the genus Verticordia
Verticordia, a genus of the Myrtaceae family, are woody shrubs with small and exquisite flowers. They are mostly found in Southwest Australia, with several outlier species in northern regions. A revision of the genus in 1991 produced a classification within Verticordia of 3 subgenera, 24 sections,...
. This subgenus
In biology, a subgenus is a taxonomic rank directly below genus.In zoology, a subgeneric name can be used independently or included in a species name, in parentheses, placed between the generic name and the specific epithet: e.g. the Tiger Cowry of the Indo-Pacific, Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, which...
contains six sections, classifying forty four species, of Alex George
Alexander Segger George is a Western Australian botanist. He is the authority on the plant genera Banksia and Dryandra...
's infrageneric arrangement. The subgeneric name is derived from the greek word eperephes
, in reference to over-hanging parts at the hypanthium
A hypanthium is a floral structure consisting of the bases of the sepals, petals, and stamens fused together. Its presence is diagnostic of many families, including the Rosaceae, Grossulariaceae, and Fabaceae...
which differentiate the contained species from the other two subgenera.
- Verticordia subg. Eperephes
- Section Integripetala
- Section Tropica
Verticordia sect. Tropica is a section of Verticordia that describes three species; outliers in the distribution range of the genus...
- 3 species, the type species
In biological nomenclature, a type species is both a concept and a practical system which is used in the classification and nomenclature of animals and plants. The value of a "type species" lies in the fact that it makes clear what is meant by a particular genus name. A type species is the species...
for this section is Verticordia cunninghamii
Verticordia cunninghamii is a large shrub or small tree occurring in the north of Western Australia and extending into the Northern Territory. The species is named for Allan Cunningham, who gathered the type collection at Roe River in the Kimberley region on the 14 December 1820...
. These are outliers that extend the range of the genus to the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is a federal territory of Australia, occupying much of the centre of the mainland continent, as well as the central northern regions...
- Section Jamiesoniana
- containing a single species; Verticordia jamiesoniana
- Section Verticordella
Verticordia sect. Verticordella is a section of Verticordia that describes a group of eighteen shrub species. This description was first made in 1857 by Carl Meissner in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, but he did not indicate the reason for his choice of the name. It was...
- containing 18 species
- Section Corynatoca
- containing a single species; Verticordia ovalifolia
- Section Pennuligera
Verticordia sect. Pennuligera is a section of Verticordia that describes a group of sixteen shrub species. This description was first made in 1857 by Carl Meissner in Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, but he did not nominate a type for this grouping. The section was later included...
- the lectotype
In botanical nomenclature and zoological nomenclature, a lectotype is a kind of name-bearing type. When a species was originally described on the basis of a name-bearing type consisting of multiple specimens, one of those may be designated as the lectotype...
chosen for this section is Verticordia grandis
Verticordia grandis is a large woody shrub that occurs in Southwest Australia. The name grandis, Latin for large, is a reference to its large flowers, leaves, and height. It is well known for its large flowers, which are collected and cultivated, and given the informal name of Scarlet Featherflower...