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Linnaean Name: Oxalis corniculata Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 435 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Italia, Sicilia."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Burser XVIII(2): 60 (UPS)
Designated by: Watson in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 101 : 357, f. 7 (1989)
Current Name: Oxalis corniculata L.
Current Family: Oxalidaceae
Comments: An exhaustive review of the complexities surrounding this name has been provided by Watson (in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 101: 347-357. 1989). He rejected Eiten's type choice (in Taxon 4: 101. 1955) of a collection made in Palestine by Hasselquist (630.31, LINN) on the grounds of geographical conflict with the protologue, designating a Burser collection in its place.
Record last updated: 28/07/2006