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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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The Cutting Edge

Volume XX, Number 3, July 2013

News and Notes | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature | Season's Pick | Annotate your copy

FABACEAE.  Our friend José Esteban Jiménez has enthusiastically reported a second sp. of Vigna from Isla del Coco, based on his reidentification of R. Soto 3864 (USJ) as V. adenantha (G. Mey.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & Stainier.  The specimen in question had previously been determined as Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich., the only sp. of Vigna recorded from Isla del Coco according to Manual co-PI Nelson Zamora’s (INB) Manual Fabaceae treatment.  However, it seems virtually certain that the attribution of V. vexillata to Isla del Coco in the Manual was based exclusively on this very same Ricardo Soto collection, the sole voucher cited for that sp. in the most recent floristic account of the island [see The Cutting Edge 13(4): 11–12, Oct. 2006].  So this item becomes fodder for “Annotate Your Copy,” rather than “Leaps and Bounds”:  delete “Isla del Coco” from the distribution summary of Vigna vexillata, and insert it in that of V. adenantha.

 

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