Rumex britannica L.

, Sp. Pl. [Linnaeus] 1: 334 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:224403-2
Publication
Species Plantarum
Collation
1: 334
Date of Publication
1 Mai 1753
Family as entered in IPNI
Polygonaceae

Type Information

Locality
'Habitat in Virginia'
Distribution Of Types
Virginia (Southeastern U.S.A., Northern America)
Type Remarks
Type designation not done

Remarks

“Britannica” existed as a pre-Linnaean plant name (see Biggam, Blue in Old English: 132. 1997). Linnaeus used the epithet “Britannica” as a noun in apposition and listed the epithet in the Nomina Trivialia section of Sp. Pl., vol. 2; for the native range of this species, he mentioned Habitat in Virginia [USA] (not Britain).

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Basionym of
Lapathum britannicum (L.) Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 3: 237 (1914).
Same citation as
Rumex britannica L., Sp. Pl. 1: 334 (1753).