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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (4): 493-497.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2023.04.002

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Verification of Scientific Name of Stauranthera grandifolia Benth.

Zhangjie HUANG, Peiliang LIU()   

  1. Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China,Ministry of Education,Northwest University,Xi’an 710069
  • Received:2023-01-23 Online:2023-07-20 Published:2023-07-03
  • Contact: Peiliang LIU E-mail:liupl@nwu.edu.cn
  • About author:HUANG Zhangjie(1993—),male,postgraduate student,mainly engaged in Plant Taxonomy.
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(Young Scientists Fund,31900179)


The correct scientific name is the only international name of a species, which could reduce ambiguity in communication, but it would cause confusion in research and production if it is used incorrectly. As a hotspot plant Family, there were some problems of changes in scientific names in Gesneriaceae. Since the publication of Stauranthera grandifolia Benth., different forms of the epithet, grandifolia and grandiflora, were used in various literatures. By checking related literatures, this paper confirms that the correct epithet should be grandifolia according to the Articles of the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants.

Key words: Staurantheragrandiflora Benth., Gesneriaceae, epithet, International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants

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