Lythrum hyssopifolia or hyssopifolium ?

Adolf Ceska aceska at VICTORIA.TC.CA
Thu Jul 23 14:32:03 CDT 1998

In most publication this species is listed as Lythrum hyssopifolia L.
Why not Lythrum hyssopifolium ? I gather that in "Lythrum salicaria"
"Salicaria" is a generic name used as a specific epithet, but why
"hyssopifolia" ? Any explanation, please?


Adolf Ceska
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