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Seventeenth-century plant lists and herbarium collections: a case study from the Oxford Physic Garden

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Lists of pre-Linnaean polynomial names of the plants growing in seventeenth-century European living plant collections are commonplace. However, comparison among lists and interpretation of polynomials in terms of modern Linnaean binomials is a major challenge for researchers. This paper shows the importance of extant pre-Linnaean collections of herbarium specimens for interpreting lists of plant names. More than 4,000 polynomials reported from the Oxford Physic Garden between 1648 and 1676 ar...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/jhc/fhx015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the History of Collections Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
1–14
Publication date:
2017-06-08
Acceptance date:
2017-04-26
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EISSN:
1477-8564
ISSN:
0954-6650
Pubs id:
pubs:691200
URN:
uri:ef4fcc50-fc0b-4f72-9581-7bf2963b5ff9
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uuid:ef4fcc50-fc0b-4f72-9581-7bf2963b5ff9
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pubs:691200

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