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Linnaean Name: Rubus fruticosus Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 493 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in sepibus praesertim maritimis Europae."
Generitype of: Rubus Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Conserved Type : Herb. Linn. No. 653.9, inflorescence only (LINN)
Designated by: Weber in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 106 : 293, f. 1 (1986)
Original Designation: van de Beek in Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 415 : 59 (1974)
Current Name: Rubus fruticosus L.
Current Family: Rosaceae
Comments: Rubus fruticosus, with the type designated by Weber, was proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 573. 1992). This was eventually approved by the General Committee (see review of the history of this proposal by Barrie, l.c. 55: 795-796. 2006).
Rubus fruticosus has long been treated as an ambiguous name, and its type is identifiable with R. plicatus Weihe & Nees. Weber has provided a review, and restricted van de Beek's (1974) type choice to the inflorescence only.
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Record last updated: 09/10/2006