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Linnaean Name: Apium graveolens Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 264 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae humectis, praesertim maritimis."
Generitype of: Apium Linnaeus
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 374.3 (LINN)
Designated by: Tardieu-Blot in Aubréville (ed.), Fl. Cambodge Laos Vietnam 5 : 44 (1967)
Epitype: Herb. Clifford: 107, Apium 1 (BM)
Designated by: Reduron in Ombellifères de France 1 : 433 (2007)
Current Name: Apium graveolens L.
Current Family: Apiaceae
Comments: Apium graveolens, with the type designated by Reduron & Jarvis (Herb. Clifford: 107, Apium 1, BM), was simultaneously proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 557. 1992). However, the proposal was eventually ruled unnecessary by the General Committee (see Barrie, l.c. 55: 795-796. 2006 for a review of the history of this and related proposals). The type designated by Reduron & Jarvis is, however, pre-dated by the choice of 374.3 (LINN) by Tardieu-Blot (1967). With the failure of the conservation proposal, this collection becomes the correct choice as type. See discussion by Reduron (Ombellifères de France 1: 432-434. 2007) who designated an epitype in its support.
Record last updated: 06/08/2007