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Linnaean Name: Linum suffruticosum Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 279 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Regno Valentino."
Type: Neotype : Herb. Tournefort No. 3089 (P)
Designated by: Nicholls in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 91 : 486 (1986)
Current Name: Linum tenuifolium L. ssp. suffruticosum (L.) Litard.
Current Family: Linaceae
Comments: Although the Tournefort collection was not studied by Linnaeus, and cannot be the holotype as suggested by Nicholls, the absence of any original material for the name means that this collection can be treated as a neotype (under Art. 9.8).
Record last updated: 26/07/2006