Changes in Scientific Names for Certain Crop Plants1

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Authors:
Edward E. TerrellU. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland

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Harold F. WintersU. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland

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Abstract

Nomenclatural and taxonomic changes in scientific names are discussed for the following crops: Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb (almond); Fagopyrum esculentum Moench (buckwheat); Erythroxylum coca Lam. (coca); Lens culinaris Medic, (lentil); Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (okra); Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch (pecan); Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata (southern pea or cowpea); Prunus avium (L.) L. (sweet cherry); and Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai (watermelon).

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Received for publication April 8, 1974.

Botanist, Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, and Research Horticulturist, Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Plant Genetics and Germplasm Institute, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. We appreciate the assistance of E. L. Little, Jr., U.S.D.A. Forest Service, with pecan names, and R. S. Cowan and H. Robinson, Smithsonian Institution, with coca names.

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