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Acacia cavaleriei H.Lév., Fl. Kouy-Tchéou 224 (1914)
Name Status. Non-Current Name
Name Type. Nom. nudum Source. Maslin et al. (2019: 401)
Accepted Name. Senegalia kunmingensis (C.Chen & H.Sun) Maslin, B.C.Ho, H.Sun & L.Bai
Notes. (1) The date of publication of Acacia cavaleriei is considered to be 1914, following Lauener (1970); the International Plant Name Index (IPNI) gives date of publication as 1915. (2) "The name Acacia cavaleriei first appeared in Leveille (1914-1915) under the following terse entry: 'A. cavaleriei Levl. Mou-youse [= Huajiang township in Guanling Buyi & Miao Autonomous County, Guizhou Province, China] (Cavalerie, 2041) Juin 1904. La tige ligneuse court sur les murs. [The woody stem rambles over walls.]'. Rehder (1932) and Lauener (1970) who conducted a thorough revision on Chinese plants described by Leveille both regarded A. cavaleriei as a nomen nudum, placing it in synonymy under A. delavayi. Although Wu and Nielsen (2010) included A. cavaleriei as a synonym of A. delavayi var. delavayi, they did not declare it as a nomen nudum. While it is recognised that some workers may consider A. cavaleriei as being validly published, no publication that treated it as such has been found so far. Agreeing with Rehder (1932) and Lauener (1970), A. cavaleriei is treated here as not validly published, because the descriptive information provided by Leveille is neither diagnostic for the species, nor is it considered adequate to qualify as a description. Furthermore, it is likely that Leveille (1914) did not intend to describe A. cavaleriei as a new taxon because his practice was to insert ‘nova sp.’ after the names of entities he regarded as new, but this annotation does not accompany his A. cavaleriei entry. As suggested by Rehder (1932), it is suspected that Leveille may have thought that the species had already been described earlier. However, despite extensive searches for Leveille’s publications, no other description of A. cavaleriei has been located, and it is unlikely that one exists; Rehder (1932) came to a similar conclusion. Web images of Cavalerie (2041) at E as well as K reveal that these specimens are clearly Senegalia kunmingensis, not S. delavayi." (Maslin et al. 2019: 403).