■ (Spec) Iris ochroleuca L. = Iris orientalis
, 1771) Modern binomial nomenclature started with Linneaus' Species Plantarum in 1758 after that the earliest name had priority. Despite the fact that Linneaus published in Mantissa Plantarum Altera. Generum editionis VI & specierum editionis II. Holmiae [Stockholm] 175. 1771 [Oct 1771] the name Iris ochroleuca,
unknown to him it had already been named Iris orientalis
by Miller in the Gardeners Dictionary 1768, and that name has priority. Because this was not discovered until after 1939 the 39 checklist reflected the old name and unfortunately established the synonym.
References; Linneaus in Mantissa 2: 175. 1771; Bot Mag 2: tab 61 1788; Dicksons 1794; Prince 1823; Revue Horticole 6 September, 1875; William Wood 1854; Wallace 1875; Foster in Gard. Chronicles 1883
; Macoun; Farr 1912; Bonnewitz 1920; Sheets 1928; Scudder 1933; Stoner 1933; Berry 1938; Perry 1938; Oakhurst 1939; Wayman 1939.
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