Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part C), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 370-473: 459

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4380584

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scientific name

Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.
status

 

Crotalaria alba Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 716. 1753.

"Habitat in Carolina." RCN: 2941.

Basionym of: Sophora alba (L.) L. (1767)  .

Lectotype (Barrie in Turland & Jarvis in Taxon 46: 467. 1997): Herb. A. van Royen No. 908.112-704 ( L)  .

Current name: Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.  ( Fabaceae  : Faboideae  ).

Note: Isely (in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(3): 219. 1981) noted that the name could be traced back to Linnaeus’ Hortus Cliffortianus (1738) account, "and the associated specimen (BM)", and that material in LINN (evidently sheet 522.7) lacked fruit and could be Baptisia lactea (Raf.) Thieret. Turner  (in Syst. Bot. 7: 351. 1982) was apparently confused about which sheet he had seen, and regarded as the type, suggesting that it was Clifford material at BM (which we have been unable to trace) but, from his description, was evidently 522.7 (LINN). Isely (in Sida 11: 434. 1986), assuming Turner to have typified the name using this Clifford material and accepting Turner’s determination of 522.7 (LINN), took up B. alba  in the sense of B. leucantha Torr. & A. Gray. However  , the material in LINN lacks a Species Plantarum number (i.e. “12”), did not reach the herbarium until after 1753, and is not original material for the name. Subsequently, Barrie located original material in L, and designated van Royen material as lectotype, restoring C. alba  to its traditional usage in the process.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Baptisia

Loc

Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Crotalaria alba

Linnaeus 1753: 716
1753