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Linnaean Name: Scabiosa columbaria Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 99 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae montosis, siccioribus."
Generitype of: Scabiosa Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 123. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 120.17 (LINN)
Designated by: Napper in Milne-Redhead & Polhill (ed.), Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Dipsacaceae : 7 (1968)
Current Name: Scabiosa columbaria L.
Current Family: Dipsacaceae
Comments: Scabiosa columbaria, with the type designated by Napper, was proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 569. 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).
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Record last updated: 10/10/2006