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Linnaean Name: Andromeda polifolia Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 393 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae frigidioris paludibus turfosis."
Generitype of: Andromeda Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 153. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 163 (LAPP)
Designated by: Jarvis & McClintock in Taxon 39 : 517 (1990)
Current Name: Andromeda polifolia L.
Current Family: Ericaceae
Comments: Nelson & Oswald (in Huntia 12: 5-11. 2005), in exploring the origin of the epithet "polifolia", reproduce Linnaeus' protologue (p. 7).
Record last updated: 3/04/2006