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2 species or one?

Henk Henk
Mon Jun 24 03:43:08 EST 1996

Jennifer & Scott discuss:

>> I am wondering if Rubia tinctoria L. and Rubia tinctorum (L.) are the
>> same species or if they're actually two different species?
>> Jennifer
>Kartesz' 1994 Checklist only includes Rubia tinctoria L. for North America.  Rubia 
>brownei, R. peregrina, R. walteri are all now considered Galium hispidulum.  Since your 
>authority for R. tinctorum has L. in parentheses, there must be another name as the 
>parenthetic L. credits Linneaus for first naming the species, but the author for this 
>change must be included.  My guess is that R. tinctorum (L.) is a mistake.
>Scott Ranger

While Mabberley, the Plant Book, has Rubia tinctorum L. Maybe a case of color
vs. colour? Cannot get much madder.


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