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Linnaean Name: Agrostis canina Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 62 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae pascuis humidiusculis."
Generitype of: Agrostis Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Conserved Type : Herb. Burser I: 3 (UPS)
Designated by: Widén in Fl. Fennica 5 : 29, f. 25 (1971)
Current Name: Agrostis canina L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Agrostis canina, with the type designated by Widén, was proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 556. 1992) and this was eventually approved by the General Committee (see review of the history of this proposal by Barrie, l.c. 55: 795-796. 2006).
Record last updated: 06/10/2006