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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science