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Linnaean Name: Adonis aestivalis Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum, ed. 2, 1 : 771 (1762)
Provenance: "Habitat inter segetes Europae australis."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 714.1 (LINN)
Designated by: Shlangena in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 12 : 208 (1975)
Current Name: Adonis aestivalis L.
Current Family: Ranunculaceae
Comments: Bobrov (in Komarov, Fl. U.R.S.S. 7: 537. 1937) stated "Type in the Linnaean herbarium" (rather than the far commoner, and ineffective, "Type in London"). There are, however, two sheets at LINN associated with this name, so this is not an effective type choice (and 714.1 and 714.2 are not part of a single gathering so Art. 9.15 does not apply). Although Reidl (in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 66: 55. 1963) discussed the protologue, he did not designate a type. Steinberg (in Webbia 25: 305. 1971) reproduced the protologue and (p. 310) indicated Bauhin material in BAS as type but, as this was never seen by Linnaeus, it is not original material for the name.
Record last updated: 22/03/2006