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Linnaean Name: Fritillaria meleagris Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 304 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Gallia, Italia."
Generitype of: Fritillaria Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 145. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 421.3 (LINN)
Designated by: Turrill in Lily Year-Book 15 : 100, 114 (1951)
Current Name: Fritillaria meleagris L.
Current Family: Liliaceae
Comments: Fritillaria pyrenaica L. was treated as the generitype by Britton & Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U. S., ed. 2, 1: 505. 1913 (see McNeill & al. in Taxon 36: 372. 1987). However, under Art. 10.5, Ex. 7 (a voted example) of the Vienna Code, this is a type choice made under the American Code and is to be replaced under Art. 10.5b by Hitchcock's choice (Prop. Brit. Bot.: 145. 1929) of F. meleagris L.
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Record last updated: 11/08/2006