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Linnaean Name: Agrostis capillaris Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 62 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae pratis."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. A. van Royen No. 912.356-69, left specimen (L)
Designated by: Widén in Fl. Fennica 5 : 65, f. 27 (1971)
Current Name: Agrostis capillaris L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Problems with the identity of some of the material associated with this name led some authors (e.g. Malte in Ann. Rep. Natl. Mus. Canada 50: 116. 1928; Rauschert in Feddes Repert. 88: 318. 1977) to treat it as ambiguous. However, Widén's typification has established the usage of the name and seems to have been accepted by later authors. See detailed reviews by Widén (l.c.: 68-71) and Edgar & Forde (in New Zealand J. Bot. 29: 154. 1991).
Record last updated: 30/11/2005