Poa palustris L.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part P), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 718-782: 752

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.291971

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4371699

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scientific name

Poa palustris L.
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Poa palustris Linnaeus  , Systema Naturae, ed. 10, 2: 874. 1759.

["Habitat in Helvetiae, Italiae paludibus."] Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 99 (1762). RCN: 575.

Lectotype (Soreng in Cafferty & al. in Taxon 49: 256. 2000): Herb. Linn. No. 87.21 ( LINN)  .

Current name: Poa palustris L.  ( Poaceae  ).

Note: Although Hitchcock (in Bot. Gaz. 38: 298. 1904) stated that the name was "founded on" the cited Morison plate (which he identified as Phalaris arundinacea L.  ), this wording is not accepted as effecting a formal choice of type. Similarly, the comments of Kerguélen (in Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 242. 1975) are not accepted as a formal typification, for the reasons explained by Cafferty & al. (in Taxon 49: 240. 2000). The plate cited by Linnaeus is Morison’s s. 8, t. 6, f. 27, which not only conflicts somewhat with the diagnosis in having a dense rather than a diffuse panicle, but is also identified (by Soreng) as a species of Agrostis, possibly from Jamaica where Poa palustris  does not occur. Linnaeus described his plant from central Europe. Sheet 87.21 (LINN), which corresponds with usage of the name, was therefore chosen as the lectotype by Soreng.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Poa

Loc

Poa palustris L.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Poa palustris

Linnaeus 1759: 874
1759