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Linnaean Name: Acanthus mollis Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 639 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Italiae, Siciliae, humentibus, duris."
Generitype of: Acanthus Linnaeus
Designated by: Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 170. 1929
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Clifford: 326, Acanthus 1 (BM-000646246)
Designated by: Brummitt in Jarvis & al. (ed.), Regnum Veg. 127 : 14 (1993)
Current Name: Acanthus mollis L.
Current Family: Acanthaceae
Comments: The type choice has been attributed to Hossain (in Davis, Fl. Turkey 7: 27. 1982) by some authors (e.g. Wasshausen & Wood in Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 49: 10. 2004). However, this is incorrect as Hossain notes the existence not only of Clifford but also of LINN (sheet 816.1) material, and refers to neither as the type.
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Record last updated: 03/08/2007