The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project

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Linnaean Name: Lotus corniculatus Linnaeus var. tenuifolius Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 776 (1753)
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Burser XVIII(2): 73 (UPS)
Designated by: Heath in Calyx 2 : 51 (1992)
Current Name: Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit.
Current Family: Fabaceae: Faboideae
Comments: Specific epithet spelled "corniculata" and varietal epithet "tenuifolia" in the protologue.
Greuter (in Taxon 44: 424. 1995) observes that the cited Burser material is a syntype, which therefore takes precedence over any uncited material or cited illustrations, and concludes that it is the obligate lectotype.
Record last updated: 08/10/2004