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Linnaean Name: Vicia sativa Linnaeus var. nigra Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum, ed. 2, 2 : 1037 (1763)
Basionym: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia L. (1755)
Type: Lectotype : "Vicia angustifolia" in Rivinus, Ordo Pl. Fl. Tetrapetal., t. 55, 1691
Designated by: Lassen in Turland & Jarvis (ed.), Taxon 46 : 483 (1997)
Epitype: Sweden. Skåne: Tjörnarp sn 400m NO kvarnen, RUBIN 3D 2c 07 47, 10 Jun 1992, S. Karlsson 921771 (LD)
Designated by: Lassen in Turland & Jarvis (ed.), Taxon 46 : 483 (1997)
Current Name: Vicia sativa L. ssp. nigra Ehrh.
Current Family: Fabaceae: Faboideae
Comments: This name is not superfluous because Linnaeus did not include in the protologue all of the cited elements from the earlier var. angustifolia (1755). Romero Zarco (in Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56: 179. 1998) proposed a different lectotype, presumably in ignorance of Lassen's earlier choice.
Record last updated: 05/04/2016