Cetraria islandica (L.) Ach.,

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Cetraria islandica (L.) Ach.


Lichen islandicus Linnaeus, Species Plantarum 2: 1145. 1753.

"Habitat in Europae sylvis sterilissimis, Pinetis. terrestris." RCN: 8196.

Lectotype (Howe in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 201. 1912; Kärnefelt in Opera Bot. 46: 98. 1979): Herb. Linn. No. 1273.97, lowermost specimen ( LINN)  .

Current name: Cetraria islandica (L.) Ach.  ( Parmeliaceae  ).

Note: See review by Jørgensen & al. (in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 115: 322, 377, f. 38. 1994). Howe’s original type choice was subsequently restricted to one specimen by Kärnefelt.