The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project

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Linnaean Name: Aira canescens Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 65 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Scania & australioris Europae arvis."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 85.16 (LINN)
Designated by: Cope in Cafferty & al. (ed.), Taxon 49 : 244 (2000)
Current Name: Corynephorus canescens (L.) P. Beauv.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Although Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 121. 1975) stated "Type:..LINN", this is not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000).
Record last updated: 7/12/2005