Proposal to conserve the name Orobanche foetida (Orobanchaceae)

Gianniantonio Domina, Óscar Sánchez Pedraja, Luis Carlón, Manuel Laínz, Gonzalo Moreno Moral, Manuel Laínz, Manuel Laínz

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In this Proposal we formally propose to conserve O. foetida with Bourgeau’s gathering of 16 April 1856 as conserved type. Our choice rests on the following reasons: (1) it clearly represents the current usage of the name O. foetida; (2) it is based upon material from northern Algeria not far from the Algerian-Tunisian border where the ranges of the two species overlap and in a region broadly coincident with the original terra classica of Poiret’s name; (3) the proposed conserved type is readily accessible online in a remarkably detailed digitization; (4) the sheet contains a sample of the host plant, which proves to be a non-shrubby Fabaceae (presumably Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill.) and these are typically parasitized by the western species to which we propose to apply the nameO. foetida.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1330
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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