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Linnaean Name: Tillandsia lingulata Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 286 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Americae meridionalis arboribus vetustis."
Type: Lectotype : "Viscum cariophylloides maximum capitulis in summitate conglomeratis" in Sloane, Voy. Jamaica, 1: 189, t. 120, 1707
Typotype: Herb. Sloane 3: 101 (BM-SL)
Designated by: Gouda in Görts-van Rijn (ed.), Fl. Guianas, ser. A, 3 : 21 (1987)
Current Name: Guzmania lingulata (L.) Mez
Current Family: Bromeliaceae
Comments: Smith & Downs (in Fl. Neotropica 14: 1351. 1977) incorrectly treated material in the Sloane herbarium (BM) as the type, but this was not studied by Linnaeus and is not original material for the name. An image of the type (p. 162), along with the typotype and Kickius's original drawing from it (pp. 160-161), is reproduced in Jarvis (Order out of Chaos: 160-162. 2007).
Record last updated: 01/08/2007