Martonfi P.,University of P.J. Šafarik |
Kolarcik V.,University of P.J. Šafarik |
Somlyay L.,Hungarian National History Museum
Annales Botanici Fennici | Year: 2014
Recent molecular and taxonomic studies in the genus Onosma supported the notion that O. viridis (Borbás) Jáv. described from the present-day Romania is distinct from O. heterophylla Griseb., and also showed that O. tornensis Jáv., an alleged narrow endemic at the Slovak-Hungarian border, is conspecific with O. viridis. In this paper we formally lectotypify the name O. viridis, and reduce O. tornensis into the synonymy of O. viridis. The nomenclatural and taxonomic history of O. viridis is discussed. © 2014 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board.