Geocaryum bornmuelleri (Hal. ex H.Wolff) L.Engstrand (1977:34)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Biasolettia bornmuelleri H.Wolff in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 43 (1921); Freyera bornmuelleri (H.Wolff) Hayek in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30(1): 995 (1927)


Now considered a synonym of G. cynapioides (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2023).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of G. cynapioides) (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2023).

Last record: 31 May 1891 (Engstrand, 1977; fide Dimopoulos et al., 2013:277 [as 1891]; Vladimirov et al., 2009 [as 31 May 1891])



Thassos, Greece


Biology & Ecology










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