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ⓘ Banksia ionthocarpa




                                     

ⓘ Banksia ionthocarpa

Banksia ionthocarpa was first discovered in 1987 by professional seed supplier Peter Luscombe. The following year specimens were collected by both Margaret Pieroni and Alex George. For the next eight years, the species was referred to by the manuscript name Dryandra sp. Kamballup M.Pieroni 20/9/1988. In 1996, Alex George formally published the species as Dryandra ionthocarpa, the specific epithet coming from the Greek ionthas "shaggy" and carpos "fruit", in reference to the tuft of hair on each follicle. Indeed, George considered the fruit to be so distinctive that he placed it alone in a new series that he named Dryandra ser. Ionthocarpae.

Since 1998, Austin mast publishes the results of cladistics analyses of data of DNA sequences for potrebu Banksiinae. His analysis provided compelling evidence of the paraphyly of Banksia with respect to Dryandra to, that is, it seems that Dryandra arose in the ranks of "Banksia". Early in 2007, mast and Kevin Thiele initiated a redistribution of Banksia sinking Dryandra into it as B. ser. Dryandra thus became ionthocarpa Dryandra Banksia ionthocarpa. This transfer requires the removal of George intrapartum location Dryandra thus D. ser. Ionthocarpae does not exist. Mast and Thiele have already foreshadowed publishing a full arrangement once sampling DNA Dryandra is complete.

Two subspecies are recognized, the self B. ionthocarpa subspecies. ionthocarpa, and B. ionthocarpa subspecies. chrysophoenix, Pieroni first collected in 1999 and published by George in 2005.