Capparis masaikai H.Lév.

, Fl. Kouy-Tcheou 59 (1914).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Flore du Kouy-Tchéou, Autographée en Partie par l'Auteur H. Léveillé. Le Mans
Date of Publication
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
J. H. Esquirol 3230
Collection Date
May 1912
Type Herbaria
lectotype A, E, K, L
Chosen By
M.Jacobs Blumea 12(3): 496. 1965 [9 Jun 1965]
Distribution Of Types
China (Asia-Temperate)


M. Jacobs inadvertently lectotypified C. masaikai by citing Esquirol 3230 (A, photo., E, L., photo) as the type; M. Jacob's designation is treated as the first-step; a second-step is needed to narrow the designation to a single specimen (see Vienna Cide Art. 9.15 & Ex. 8). Regarding the epithet spelling: H. Léveillé's publication is a lithographed work of a hand-written manuscript, which is hard to read. On p. 59, H. Léveillé cited the epithet twice: 1) as masakai; 2) it is not legible whether masakai or masaikai. The type specimen labels at A, E, K, and L show masaikai. Earlier works (e.g., Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 10: 195. 1929 and M. Jacobs l.c.) accepted masaikai.