misapplied name

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b) (a) New to the flora (b) Replacement name for misapplied name (c) Pleopeltis michauxiana (Weath.
A thorough index includes numerous synonyms, misapplied names, and alternative taxonomic combinations.
In these notes, for example, we learn that there is still taxonomic confusion surrounding the small genus Forelius, with apparently misapplied names and a couple of undescribed species, and that the species occur in arid, open, habitats, out-forage other ants in the heat of the day, and make extensive use of trunk trails.