Linnaean Plant Names
The Linnaean Database
This page contains a searchable database containing typification details for all Linnaean plant names. For each binomial, we provide the place of publication, stated provenance, the type specimen (or illustration) and a reference to where the type choice was published, and an indication of the current name of the taxon within which Linnaeus' original binomial now falls (binomial and family names). Where relevant, detailed notes are provided (initially for the generitypes and the families Asteraceae and part of the Fabaceae). In particular, these notes aim to account for published observations that may fall short of formal typification. Detailed notes are being prepared and will be added to the database records as they are completed. Consequently, their absence from a given record does not necessarily mean that additional relevant literature has been overlooked. While these online records reflect our current knowledge, the typifications listed here are subject to continuous revision, not least because priority of choice (Art. 9.17) governs any decision. Consequently, the discovery of an earlier choice of type will lead to the displacement of the typification currently accepted here. While the Project has conducted (and continues to conduct) an extensive literature review, it is inevitable that significant contributions have either been overlooked or not yet taken into consideration. We would therefore be most grateful to learn of literature containing typifications of which we appear to have been unaware in reaching our current conclusions.
Where available, we provide an image of the type material, in the form of a small thumbnail linked to a full-size image. Approximately 50% of the generitypes are accompanied by images, principally from the Clayton, Clifford and Hermann herbaria at BM. However, we are most grateful to the Linnean Society of London for their permission to display images of those generitypes that are housed in LINN. We also hope to be able add images of type collections from other herbaria, as well as illustrations, in due course.
Please note: The 'Images' field in the full view of the dataset is a utility field to facilitate display of images on the NHM Data Portal: it just contains a semicolon delimited list of all the direct image URLs found elsewhere in the record.
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