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Page 163 ï~~2003 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST 163 A NEW COMBINATION IN GENTIANOPSIS VIRGATA (RAFINESQUE) HOLUB (GENTIANACEAE) Thomas G. Lammers Department of Biology and Microbiology University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901 lammers @uwosh.edu Pringle (2002) has shown that the species long known as Gentianopsis procera (Holm) Ma is properly to be called Gentianopsis virgata (Rafinesque) Holub. The synonymy for this species may be summarized as follows: Gentianopsis virgata (Rafinesque) Holub, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 6: 120. 1967. Anthopogon virgatum Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 3: 25. 1837. Pringle (2002) designated as the lectotype of this name a specimen in the Torrey Herbarium at NY collected by James McNab by the estuary of the Maitland River at Goderich in what is today Huron County, Ontario, on 18 August 1834. Gentiana procera Holm, Ottawa Naturalist 15: 111. 1901. Gentianopsis procera (Holm) Ma, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 15. 1951. In the interidal zone along the St. Lawrence River, this species is represented by populations with smaller flowers and orbicular corolla lobes. Because this ecotype has a discrete geographic range, in my view (Lammers, 1988) it merits recognition at subspecific rank. The required name has not been published and so is validated here, to make it available: Gentianopsis virgata subsp. victorinii (Fernald) Lammers, comb. nov. Basionym: Gentiana victorinii Fernald, Rhodora 25: 87. 1923. Gentianella crinita subsp. victorinii (Fernald) J. M. Gillett, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 227. 1957. Gentianopsis victorinii (Fernald) H. H. Iltis, Sida 2: 136. 1965. Gentianopsis procera (Holm) Ma var. victorinii (Fernald), H. H. Iltis, Trans. Wisc. Acad. Sci. 54: 315. 1965. LITERATURE CITED Pringle, J. S. 2002. Nomenclature of the narrow-leaved fringed gentian of the Great Lakes Region, Gentianopsis virgata (Raf.) Holub (Gentianaceae). Michigan Botanist 41:137-140. 2002. Lammers, T. G. 1988. New taxa, new names, and new combinations in the Hawaiian Lobelioideae (Campanulaceae). Systematic Botany 13: 496-508.