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Linnaean Name: Sorbus domestica Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 477 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae calidioribus."
Generitype of: Sorbus Linnaeus
Designated by: Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 158. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Burser XXII: 82 (UPS)
Designated by: Aldasoro & Aedo in Cafferty & Jarvis (ed.), Taxon 51 : 544 (2002)
Current Name: Sorbus domestica L.
Current Family: Rosaceae
Comments: Sorbus aucuparia was treated as the generitype by Rehder (Bibliogr. Cult. Trees Shrubs: 252. 1949), but this choice is pre-dated by that of Green (Prop. Brit. Bot.: 158. 1929), who chose S. domestica L. However, Sennikov (in Taxon 63: 1139-1140. 2014) has formally proposed S. domestica as the conserved type of the genus.
Knees (in Plantsman 7: 65-67. 1985) discussed the original elements for the species name but did not designate a type.
Record last updated: 19/05/2015