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Linnaean Name: Polygonum aviculare Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 362 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae cultis ruderatis."
Generitype of: Polygonum, Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 510.23 (LINN)
Designated by: Styles in Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 91 : 294 (1959)
Current Name: Polygonum aviculare L.
Current Family: Polygonaceae
Comments: Confusion over the application of P. aviculare led McNeill (in Taxon 30: 638. 1981) to propose the rejection of the name under Art. 69. However, the Committee for Spermatophyta (in Taxon 33: 299. 1984) did not recommend rejection.
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Record last updated: 26/06/2006