Research Paper

New taxonomic treatments for three enigmatic scientific names of Taiwan fern flora

Yi-Han Chang, Jui-Tsung Lee and Ho-Yih Liu

Published on: 23 May 2018

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2018.63.149

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2018 vol.63 no.2 pp.149-154


Based on the collections of U. Faurie from Formosa (i.e. Taiwan), E. Rosenstock published 40 new fern taxa in 1915. However, there are still some scientific names remaining enigmatic to date. Due to the reexaminations of their type specimens as well as the related protologues, three names are here identified and reduced to synonyms under different fern taxa. A fourth name remains ambiguous.

Keyword: E. Rosenstock, Flora, Fern, Formosa, Synonymy, Taiwan, Taxonomy, U. Faurie