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Linnaean Name: Caucalis leptophylla Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 242 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Gallia, Italia."
Type: Type not designated.
Current Name: Torilis leptophylla (L.) Rchb. f.
Current Family: Apiaceae
Comments: There are some difficulties with this name. While usually applied to a species of Torilis, the diagnosis suggests a true Caucalis, as do the associated Burser material and cited Colonna element. The name may be in need of conservation with a conserved type.
Record last updated: 13/04/2006

Original material specimen

Specimen Herbarium
Herb. Burser XIV(2): 55 UPS

Original material figure

Reference Description Figures Typotype Voucher
Colonna (1606), Ekphr. p. 96 p. 97