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Linnaean Name: Verbascum thapsus Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 177 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Europae glareosis sterilibus."
Generitype of: Verbascum Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 132. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 242.1 (LINN)
Designated by: Huber-Morath in Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 87 : 43 (1971)
Current Name: Verbascum thapsus L.
Current Family: Scrophulariaceae
Comments: Although Huber-Morath did not explicitly cite the sheet number of 242.1 (LINN), it is the only sheet there associated with this name and is accepted here as the lectotype.
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Record last updated: 11/05/2006