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Linnaean Name: Asclepias fruticosa Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 216 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Aethiopia."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Linn. No. 310.33 (LINN)
Designated by: Woodson in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41 : 151 (1954)
Epitype: South Africa. Northern Cape, Bloeddrif, 12 Sep 1968, Hardy 2562 (K)
Designated by: Goyder & Nicholas in Kew Bull. 56 : 782 (2001)
Current Name: Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
Current Family: Asclepiadaceae
Comments: Woodson cited the sheet number of the type as "310.23" (which relates to A. incarnata L.) but this appears to have been a simple error for "310.33".
Record last updated: 2/06/2006