Crocus albiflorus Kit. ex Schult.

First published in Oestr. Fl., ed. 2, 1: 101 (1814)
This name is a synonym of Crocus vernus

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Crocus vernus subsp. albiflorus.]
  • Peruzzi, L., Carta, A. & Garbari, F. (2013). Lectotypification of the name Crocus sativus var. vernus L. (Iridaceae) and its consequences within Crocus ser. Verni. Taxon 62: 1037-1040. [Cited as Crocus vernus.]
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid. [Cited as Crocus vernus.]
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics. [Cited as Crocus vernus.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Rukšāns, J. (2010). Crocuses. A complete guide to the genus: 1-216. Timber Press, Portland, London. [Cited as Crocus albiflorus.]

Other Data

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