Type collection of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MW)

Taxon: Epidendrum equitans G. Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr.: 60, n. 316. 1786.

Valid name: Oberonia equitans (G. Forst.) Mutel in Mem. Soc. Roy. Centr. Agr. Sci. Arts. Dept. Nord. 1835-1836: 84. 1838 (repr: Prem. Mem. Orch.: 8. 1838).

Other synonym(s): Cymbidium equitans (G. Forst.) Sw. in Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 6: 72. 1799. - Malaxis equitans (G. Forst.) Bl., Bijdr. 1: 395. 1824.

MW specimen No.: MW_0000093

Type status: Isolectotype

Label(s): 1 (G.F. Hoffmann).

Origin: Forster collection from Hoffmann's herbarium. Collected on 2nd Cook Expedition (1772-1775).

Notes: The specimen was mounted in the 20th century. Two old covers of specimen are survived, one greyish paper with watermark of type 1 while another of rose paper with watermark type2. Lectotypification and taxonomy by Dan H. Nicolson (US) 2/2000.


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