Kew Bulletin

, 73:49 | Cite as

Lectotypification of the Linnaean name Rhinanthus indicus (Orobanchaceae)

  • Rajeev Kumar SinghEmail author


The typification of the Linnaean name Rhinanthus indicus (= Centranthera indica) is discussed. The designation of the nomenclatural type is based on an assessment of Linnaeus’ original materials and the literature cited in the protologue. The name is lectotypified using a specimen from the Paul Hermann Herbarium at BM. In addition, two other names, Centranthera hispida and Digitalis stricta (both synonyms of Centranthera indica), are also lectotypified.

Key Words

Banks’ herbarium Centranthera hispida Centranthera indica Digitalis stricta Icones Roxburghianae lectotype Linnaeus Paul Hermann’s herbarium 



I thank Dr P. Singh, Director, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata and the Head of Office, Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, Coimbatore for facilities. I am also grateful to the Curators of BM and K for information and images of type specimens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southern Regional Centre, TNAU CampusBotanical Survey of IndiaCoimbatoreIndia

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