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M Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Withania (family Solanaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Prodr. 13(1): 453 1852.

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Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Hypnoticum somniferum Rodati ex Boiss. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Physalis alpini J.Jacq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Physalis arborescens Thunb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Physalis flexuosa L. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Physalis scariosa Webb & Berthel. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Physalis somnifera L. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Physaloides somnifera Moench Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Withania kansuensis Kuang & A. M. Lu Synonym M TRO
Withania microphysalis Suess. Synonym M TRO

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2465599.

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