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Linnaean Name: Hibiscus cannabinus Linnaeus
Reference: Systema Naturae, ed. 10, 2 : 1149 (1759)
Provenance: "Habitat [in India.] Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 2: 979 (1763)"
Type: Neotype : "Alcea Bengalensis spinosissima" in Commelin, Hort. Med. Amstelod. Pl. Rar., 1: 35, t. 18, 1697
Designated by: Wijnands in Bot. Commelins : 144 (1983)
Current Name: Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Current Family: Malvaceae
Comments: Following a suggestion by Borssum Waalkes (in Blumea 14: 63. 1966), Wijnands treated a Commelin plate as the lectotype. However, this is not cited in the protologue (though it was added in the later account in Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 2: 979. 1763). It is therefore not original material for the name but, in the absence of any original material at all (sheet 875.27 (LINN) is original material for H. sabdariffa L.), Wijnands' statement is treated as correctable to a neotypification (Art. 9.8).
Record last updated: 20/06/2006