Isopogon cuneatus

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Isopogon cuneatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Isopogon
Species: I. cuneatus
Binomial name
Isopogon cuneatus
R.Br.
Synonyms

Atylus cuneatus (R.Br.) Kuntze

Habit

Isopogon cuneatus is a bushy shrub that is endemic to an area around Albany in Western Australia. It occurs naturally in heathland and low woodland.

Description[edit]

Its height usually ranges between 0.5 and 2.5 metres. The pale pink to purplish-pink flowers appear from autumn to spring. Rounded cones containing the seeds appear later, formed from the old flower parts. The leaves are simple and 4–10 cm long.

Taxonomy[edit]

It was first described by Robert Brown in 1810.[1] In 1891, German botanist Otto Kuntze published Revisio generum plantarum, his response to what he perceived as a lack of method in existing nomenclatural practice.[2] Because Isopogon was based on Isopogon anemonifolius,[3] and that species had already been placed by Richard Salisbury in the segregate genus Atylus in 1807,[4] Kuntze revived the latter genus on the grounds of priority, and made the new combination Atylus cuneatus for this species.[5] However, Kuntze's revisionary program was not accepted by the majority of botanists.[2] Ultimately, the genus Isopogon was nomenclaturally conserved over Atylus by the International Botanical Congress of 1905.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Robert (1810). "On the Proteaceae of Jussieu". Transactions of the Linnaean Society. 10: 73. 
  2. ^ a b Erickson, Robert F. "Kuntze, Otto (1843–1907)". Botanicus.org. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Knight, Joseph (1809). On the Cultivation of the Plants Belonging to the Natural Order of Proteeae. London, United Kingdom: W. Savage. p. 94. 
  4. ^ Hooker, William (1805). The Paradisus Londinensis. 1. London, United Kingdom: D. N. Shury. 
  5. ^ Kuntze, Otto (1891). Revisio generum plantarum:vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum. Leipzig, Germany: A. Felix. p. 578. 
  6. ^ "Congrès international de Botanique de Vienne". Bulletin de la Société botanique de France. 52: LIII. 1905. 

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