BECK, JAMES B.1, ROBERT F. C. NACZI2*, and PATRICK J. CALIE3. 1Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130; 2Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099; 3Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475. - Lectotypification of the endangered species Solidago shortii (Asteraceae).
Solidago shortii (Asteraceae), Short's Goldenrod, is an
endangered species native to Kentucky. This species was described by
John Torrey and Asa Gray in 1842 in A Flora of North America.
An examination of herbarium specimens of Solidago shortii,
including all historical collections that could be located, revealed
considerable nomenclatural confusion. Fourteen sheets from five
herbaria exhibited six type annotations. In addition, a typification
of the species had not been published. The complex nature of the
protologue necessitated a consideration of Torrey and Gray's species
concept and nomenclatural practices in the context of the
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. On the basis of
these considerations, we designate one lectotype and four syntypes for
Key words: Asteraceae, endangered species, Solidago shortii, typification