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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2023-03-02
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The typification of Veronica peregrina (Plantaginaceae) reconsidered

Systematic Biology, Department of Organismal Biology, EBC, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Eudicots Plantaginaceae Veronica peregrina


Veronica peregrina Linnaeus (1753: 14) was described in the protologue as “Veronica floribus solitariis sessilibus, foliis lanceolato-linearibus glabris obtusis integerrimis, caule erecto”, a phrase-name that was quoted directly from his previous treatment in Flora suecica (Linnaeus 1745: 6). Linnaeus (1753) stated about the origin of the plant: “Habitat in Europae hortis, arvisque” and also cited one synonym: “Veronica terrestris annua, folio polygoni, flore albo. Moris. Hist. 2. p. 322, sect. 3. t. 24. f. 19” (Morison 1680), based on material from England.


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