Polygala vulgaris 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: 756

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4371809

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scientific name

Polygala vulgaris L.
status

 

Polygala vulgaris Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 702. 1753.

"Habitat in Europae pratis, & pascuis siccis." RCN: 5136.

Lectotype (Heubl in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 20: 348. 1984): Herb. Linn. No. 882.6 ( LINN)  .

Generitype of Polygala Linnaeus  (vide Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 173. 1929).

Current name: Polygala vulgaris L.  ( Polygalaceae  ).

Note: Heubl designated 882.6 (LINN) as lectotype, which subsequent study has shown to be identifiable as P. comosa Schkuhr. The  nomenclatural consequences of this are marked, with P. vulgaris  becoming the correct name for what has been called P. comosa  , and the next available name, apparently P. podolica  DC., having to be taken up for the species formerly known as P. comosa  . Polygala vulgaris  therefore appears to be a candidate for conservation with a conserved type and, under Art. 57, this name "is not to be used in a sense that conflicts with current usage unless and until a proposal to deal with it under Art. 14.1 or 56.1 has been submitted and rejected". The name should therefore continue to be used in its traditional sense in the meantime. See brief review by Jonsell & Jarvis (in Nordic J. Bot. 22: 80. 2002).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Fabales

Family

Polygalaceae

Genus

Polygala

Loc

Polygala vulgaris L.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Polygala vulgaris

Linnaeus 1753: 702
1753