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Linnaean Name: Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, nom. cons. prop.
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 396 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Carolina, Virginia, Pensylvania."
Generitype of: Clethra Linnaeus
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 567.1 (LINN)
Designated by: Sleumer in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 87 : 75 (1967)
Current Name: Clethra alnifolia L.
Current Family: Clethraceae
Comments: McMillan & Blackwell (in Taxon 64: 637. 2015) identify the type designated by Sleumer as C. tomentosa Lam., rather than C. alnifolia, and have therefore proposed the Linnaean name for conservation with a conserved type.
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Record last updated: 01/09/2015