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Linnaean Name: Phleum pratense Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 59 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae versuris & pratis."
Generitype of: Phleum Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 119. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 26 (LAPP)
Designated by: Humphries in Jarvis & al. (ed.), Regnum Veg. 127 : 75 (1993)
Current Name: Phleum pratense L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Although Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 232. 1975) stated "Type:..LINN", this is not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000). Dogan (in Karaca Arbor. Mag. 1: 56. 1991) indicated 81.1 (LINN) as the type, but this sheet lacks the Species Plantarum number (i.e. "1") and is a post-1753 addition to the collection. It is not original material for the name and Humphries' later choice is accepted here.
Record last updated: 7/02/2006