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Linnaean Name: Salix alba Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 1021 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat ad pagos & urbes Europae."
Generitype of: Salix Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Conserved Type : Herb. Burser XXIV: 104 (UPS)
Designated by: Groendijk-Wilders & al. in Taxon 37 : 166, f. 1 (1988)
Current Name: Salix alba L. ssp. alba
Current Family: Salicaceae
Comments: Salix alba, with the type designated by Groendijk-Wilders & al., 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).
Record last updated: 09/10/2006