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Twins are not alone: a recircumscription of Linnaea (Caprifoliaceae)



The genus Linnaea is reviewed and expanded to include the genera Abelia (excluding section Zabelia), Diabelia, Dipelta, Kolkwitzia and Vesalea, making it monophyletic and comprising 16 species. The history of the generic name is discussed. An updated description for the genus Linnaea is provided and new combinations or names for all taxa are provided in Linnaea.



botanical history, genus concepts, inflorescence structure


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