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Linnaean Name: Lactuca serriola Linnaeus
Reference: Centuria II Plantarum : 29 (1756)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europa australi."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 950.3 (LINN)
Designated by: Prince & Carter in Watsonia 11 : 337 (1977)
Current Name: Lactuca serriola L.
Current Family: Asteraceae
Comments: See extensive discussion of the original elements by De Vries & Jarvis (in Taxon 36: 148. 1987). Oswald (in Watsonia 23: 149-159. 2000) discusses early usage of L. serriola in England.
Record last updated: 24/11/2003