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Linnaean Name: Lactuca sativa Linnaeus var. sativa
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 795 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat - - - - -"
Generitype of: Lactuca Linnaeus
Designated by: Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 177. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 950.2 (LINN)
Designated by: Alavi in Jafri & El-Gadi (ed.), Fl. Libya 107 : 403 (1983)
Current Name: Lactuca sativa L.
Current Family: Asteraceae
Comments: De Vries & Jarvis (in Taxon 36: 142. 1987) provided a detailed review of the original elements, illustrating many of them, including their chosen type (as f. 1), but they were unaware of Alavi's earlier choice.
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Record last updated: 24/11/2003