Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Meliosma pinnata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/meliosma/meliosma-pinnata/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Genus

Synonyms

  • Millingtonia pinnata Roxb.

Glossary

subspecies
(subsp.) Taxonomic rank for a group of organisms showing the principal characters of a species but with significant definable morphological differentiation. A subspecies occurs in populations that can occupy a distinct geographical range or habitat.
synonym
(syn.) (botanical) An alternative or former name for a taxon usually considered to be invalid (often given in brackets). Synonyms arise when a taxon has been described more than once (the prior name usually being the one accepted as correct) or if an article of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature has been contravened requiring the publishing of a new name. Developments in taxonomic thought may be reflected in an increasing list of synonyms as generic or specific concepts change over time.
variety
(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Meliosma pinnata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/meliosma/meliosma-pinnata/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

In van Beusekom’s revision M. oldhamii is reduced to the status of M. pinnata subsp. arnottiana (Wight) van Beusekom var. oldhamii (Miq.) van Beusekom, a cumbersome name that might reasonably be shortened to M. pinnata var. oldhamii. Both the subsp. pinnata (the typical subspecies) and subsp. arnottiana are predominantly subtropical in distribution, and the former, though it occurs in the Himalaya, does so only at very low altitudes.

M. pinnata var. oldhamii also occurs in Japan (where it is rare) and in Formosa. A synonym of M. oldhamii, and hence of this variety, is M. rhoifolia Maxim.