Centaurium Hill

, Brit. Herb. (Hill) 62 (1756).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty. London
Date of Publication
Mar 1756
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Type Name
Lectotype: Gentiana centaurium Linnaeus
Chosen By
C.E.Wood & Weaver J. Arnold Arbor. 63: 454. 1982


Although Britton & A. Brown (Ill. Fl. N.U.S. ed. 2. 3: 1. 7 Jun 1913) cited Gentiana centaurium L. as the type of Centaurium, their designation is construed as mechanical (see Melbourne Code Art. 10 Ex. 7). Toyokuni ( J. Fac. Sci. Hokkaido Univ., ser. 5, Bot. 7(4): 153. 1963) cited C. umbellatum Gilib. (invalid) as type.


Nomenclatural link
Erythraea Borkh., Arch. Bot. [Leipzig] 1(1): 30 (1796).
Same citation as
Centaurium Hill, Brit. Herb. (Hill) 62 (1756).
Same citation as
Centaurium Hill, The British Herbal (1756).