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Nomenclature Exercise: Naming a Sunflower
The following names have been published for a small weedy perennial of the southwestern United States. Names with the same specific epithet are based on the same holotype.
The following names have been validly published for unrelated species:
1. What is the correct name for this plant if, in your taxonomic opinion, it belongs in the genus:
2. For each, indicate why the synonyms are invalid (i.e., taxonomic synonym, nomenclatural synonym, homonym, tautonym).
(this exercise is adapted from Dr. D.A. Young, Bot 260, University of Illinois)
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