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Linnaean Name: Prunus cerasus Linnaeus var. cerasus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 474 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europa."
Type: Type not designated.
Current Name: Prunus cerasus L.
Current Family: Rosaceae
Comments: Ghora & Panigrahi (in Nair, Fasc. Fl. India 18: 16. 1984) indicated 640.21 (LINN) as type, but although it is annotated "cerasus" by Linnaeus, it also carries the number "2" (associating it with P. virginiana L.), and is evidently of North American origin (conflicting with Linnaeus' "Habitat in Europa"). It does not appear to be original material for P. cerasus.
Record last updated: 20/03/2006

Original material specimen

Specimen Herbarium
Herb. Linn. No. 640.15? LINN