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Rosaceae Crataegus sect. Mespilus ( L. ) T.A.Dickinson & E.Y.Y.Lo

Syst. Bot. 32(3): 609. 2007 [28 Aug 2007]

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basionym:Rosaceae Mespilus L. Sp. Pl. 1: 478. 1753 [1 May 1753]

Remarks: C. sect. Mespilus is incorrect when made. Crataegus L. (1753) and Mespilus L. (1753) have equal priority. Scopoli (Fl. Carniol., ed. 2. 1: 344. 1771) appears to be the first one to have treated Crataegus as a synonym of Mespilus. N. Talent et al. have submitted a proposal to conserve Crataegus over Mespilus (vide Lo et al., Syst. Bot. 32(3): 612. 2007). Their proposal for conservation is yet to be recommended.

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