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Linnaean Name: Avena nuda Linnaeus
Reference: Demonstr. Pl. Horto Upsaliensi : 3 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat [- - - - -] Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 2: 118 (1762)"
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 95.8 (LINN)
Designated by: Cope in Cafferty & al. (ed.), Taxon 49 : 247 (2000)
Current Name: Avena nuda L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Although Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s. 75: 88. 1975) stated "Type:..LINN", this is not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000). Baum (in Taxon 23: 581. 1974; Oats Wild & Cult.: 184. 1977) designated a specimen from the Stockholm herbarium as lectotype. However this material is unannotated by Linnaeus and therefore ineligible for designation as the type, and the choice was consequently rejected by Cope.
Record last updated: 22/07/2014