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Linnaean Name: Poa angustifolia Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 67 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europa ad agrorum versuras."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 87.12, excl. second culm from left (LINN)
Designated by: Soreng in Cafferty & al. (ed.), Taxon 49 : 254 (2000)
Current Name: Poa angustifolia L.
Current Family: Poaceae
Comments: Although Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 235. 1975) stated "Type:..LINN", this is not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000). Meikle (Fl. Cyprus 2: 1744. 1985) indicated unspecified material at LINN as type, but did not distinguish between several possible specimens, which are evidently not part of a single gathering so Art. 9.15 does not apply.
Record last updated: 7/02/2006