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Genus: Potentilla

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Potentilla L., Sp. Pl. 1: 495. 1753. Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 219. 1754. Quinquefolium Ség., Pl. Veron. 3: 217. 1754, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Pentaphylloides Duhamel, Traité Arbr. Arbust. 2: 99. 1755, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Pentaphyllum Hill, Brit. Herb. 3. 1756, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). LECTOTYPE: Potentilla reptans L. designated by Rydberg (1908).

Dasiphora Raf., Autik. Bot. 167. 1840. TYPE: Several elements.

Key to the species of Potentilla


List of Potentilla Species

References to Potentilla

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