Adansonia L.

, Sp. Pl. [Linnaeus] 2: 1190 (1753), nom. inval. BHL
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
2: 1190
Date of Publication
1 May 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Original Data

Benth. & Hook. f i. 209 BAOBAB, Adans. Fam. ii. 399 (1763). OPHELUS, Lour. Fl.Cochinch. 412 (1790)

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. inval. Linnaeus published Adansonia as a monotypic genus with a single species (A. digitata); he did not provide any description, but referred to descriptions in earlier publications (not acceptable; vide Melbourne Code Art. 38.5 last sentence). Generic names in Linnaeus’s Species plantarum, ed. 1 (1753) are associated with the first subsequent description given under those names in Linnaeus’s Genera plantarum, ed. 5 (1754) (vide Art. 13.4). But Adansonia is not included in the 1754 publication


Validated by
Adansonia L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 1144, 1382 (1759).