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Nothoscordum gracile, the Correct Name of N. fragrans and the N. inodorum of Authors (Alliaceae)

William T. Stearn
Taxon
Vol. 35, No. 2 (May, 1986), pp. 335-338
DOI: 10.2307/1221285
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1221285
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Nothoscordum gracile, the Correct Name of N. fragrans and the N. inodorum of Authors (Alliaceae)
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Abstract

Examination of the holotype (BM) of Allium inodorum Aiton (1789), basionym of Nothoscordum inodorum (Aiton) Nicholson, reveals this as conspecific with Allium neapolitanum Cyrillo (1788) and not a member of the genus Nothoscordum Kunth (Alliaceae). The correct name for the widely naturalized weedy species known as N. inodorum or as N. fragrans (Vent.) Kunth is N. gracile (Aiton) Stearn, syn. Allium gracile Aiton (1789). The current misapplication of the epithet inodorum goes back to an illustrated article by Ker-Gawler in Curtis's Botanical Magazine 28: t. 1129 (1808) where N. gracile is depicted as A. inodorum; his later (1810) correction has been overlooked or ignored.

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