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Persea (Americana.) Clus. Hist. The Avocado, or Avogato Pear.
This tree grows in great plenty in the Spanish West-Indies, and also in the island of Jamaica, and hath been transplanted into most of the English settlements in the West-indies on account of its fruit [...]
Additional type data:
Lectotype (designated by van der Werff, 2002a: 580): “Prunifera arbor, fructu maximo pyriformi viridi, pericarpio esculento butyraceo nucleum unicum maximum nullo ossiculo tectum, cingente. The Avocado or Alegator pear-tree,” in Sloane (A Voyage to the Islandas Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica, vol. 2.: 132, t. 222, fig. 2. 1725). Original material: JAMAICA. Herb. Sloane Vol. VII: 77 (BM-SL 000594115).
van der Werff (Novon 12: 580. 2002.) pointed out that Kopp (1966: 17) had designated the description in Clusius (1601: 2) as lectotype of Laurus persea. However, since descriptions are not accepted as lectotypes, according to Art. 8.1 of ICN (McNeill et al., 2012), the illustration in Sloane (1725) has been designated as lectotype of Laurus persea L.