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Linnaean Name: Alopecurus pratensis Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 60 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae pratis."
Generitype of: Alopecurus Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 119. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 82.1 (LINN)
Designated by: Cope in Jarvis & al. (ed.), Regnum Veg. 127 : 17 (1993)
Current Name: Alopecurus pratensis L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Although Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 79. 1975) stated "Type:..LINN", this is not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000).
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Record last updated: 8/12/2005