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Linnaean Name: Carex hirta Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 975 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae sabulosis."
Generitype of: Carex Linnaeus
Type: Lectotype : Herb. A. van Royen No. 901.336-595 (L)
Designated by: Kukkonen in Jarvis (ed.), Taxon 41 : 559 (1992)
Current Name: Carex hirta L.
Current Family: Cyperaceae
Comments: Carex hirta, with the type designated by Kukkonen, was proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 559. 1992. However, the proposal was eventually ruled unnecessary by the General Committee (see Barrie, l.c. 55: 795-796. 2006 for a review of the history of this and related proposals).
Record last updated: 09/10/2006