Melia azedarach L.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part M), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 651-689: 663

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4365933

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scientific name

Melia azedarach L.
status

 

Melia azedarach Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 1: 384. 1753 View Cited Treatment .

"Habitat in Syria." RCN: 3031.

Lectotype (Abdulla in Nasir & Ali, Fl. W. Pakistan 17: 8. 1972): Herb. Hermann 1: 10, No. 162 (BM-000621259)  .

Generitype of Melia Linnaeus  (vide Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 153. 1929).

Current name: Melia azedarach L.  ( Meliaceae  ).

Note: Mabberley (in Gard. Bull. Singapore 37: 63-64. 1984) provided a detailed account of the history of this taxon and its many cultivars, concluding that its type should be a Clifford sheet. However, this choice is pre-dated by that of Abdulla (and followed by several later authors), who chose Hermann material from Sri Lanka as the type. Despite some confusion over the geographical provenance (Syria vs. Ceylon) of M. azedarach  and its var. sempervirens  by Linnaeus, his diagnosis for the species name is firmly linked with the Flora Zeylanica account, and there seem to be no grounds for rejecting Abdulla’s choice. There appear to be no nomenclatural implications at species rank.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Sapindales

Family

Meliaceae

Genus

Melia

Loc

Melia azedarach L.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Melia azedarach

Linnaeus 1753: 384
1753