Momordica balsamina L.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part M), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 651-689: 680

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.291971

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scientific name

Momordica balsamina L.
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Momordica balsamina Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 1009. 1753.

"Habitat in India." RCN: 7314.

Lectotype (Meeuse in Bothalia 8: 49. 1962): Herb. Linn. No. 1150.1 ( LINN)  , see frontispiece.

Current name: Momordica balsamina L.  ( Cucurbitaceae  ).

Note: Momordica balsamina  was treated as the generitype by Britton & Millspaugh (Bahama Fl.: 425. 1920; see McNeill & al. in Taxon 36: 378. 1987). However, under Art. 10.5, Ex. 7 (a voted example) of the Vienna Code, this is a type choice made under the American Code and is to be replaced under Art. 10.5b by Green’s choice (Prop. Brit. Bot.: 190. 1929) of M. charantia L. 

Jeffrey (in Kew Bull. 34: 790. 1980) rejected Meeuse’s typification, arguing that Linnaeus’ diagnosis came from the Hortus Cliffortianus account and that there was no evidence that 1150.1 (LINN) was in Linnaeus’ possession in 1753. The first point does not provide grounds for rejection, and what evidence there is suggests that the LINN sheet was within the herbarium in 1753. Meeuse’s choice is therefore accepted here, rather than Jeffrey’s later choice of a Clifford sheet.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Momordica

Loc

Momordica balsamina L.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Momordica balsamina

Linnaeus 1753: 1009
1753