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Linnaean Name: Leonurus cardiaca Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 584 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae ruderatis."
Generitype of: Leonurus Linnaeus
Designated by: Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 165. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 739.1 (LINN)
Designated by: Hedge & Lamond in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 28 : 90 (1968)
Current Name: Leonurus cardiaca L.
Current Family: Lamiaceae
Comments: Krestovskaja (in Bot. Zhurn. 73: 1748. 1988) noted the existence of Herb. Linn. No. 739.5 (LINN). However, this is actually original material for L. tataricus and (in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 27: 141. 1990) it was incorrectly indicated as the lectotype. Hedge & Lamond's choice in any case has priority.
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Record last updated: 5/06/2006