Orchis coriophora L.

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, pp 705 - 708 in: Order out of Chaos, Order out of Chaos: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types, London: The Linnean Society of London, pp. 705-708: 705-706

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Orchis coriophora L.


Orchis coriophora Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 940. 1753.

“Habitat in Europae australioris pascuis.” RCN: 6811.

Lectotype (Baumann & al. in Mitteilungsbl. Arbeitskr. Heim. Orchid. B a d en - W ü rttem b erg 21: 514, Abb. 33. 1989): [icon] “ Tragorchis minor  & verior, sive Coriosmites, vel Coriophora  , flore instar cim iciu m ” m Plantin, Pi. Stirp. Icon.: 177. 1581.

Current name: Orchis coriophora L.  LSID  ( Orchidaceae  LSID  ).

Note: Enayet Hossain & El-Gadi (in Jafri & El-Gadi, Fl. Libya 119: 25. 1985) indicated 1054.18 (LINN) as type. However, the material lacks a Species Plantarum number (i. e. “6 ”) and was a post- 1753 addition to the collection, and is not original material for the name.