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Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm.
ONAGRACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Gaura parviflora var. lachnocarpa Weath.
Initial Editorial Analysis 3 May 2011
Notes on Authorship of Name both = Authors of Plant Names
Notes on Publication of Name [from International Plant Names Index-Gray Card Index] Nov. Stirp. Pug. 2: 15. 1830
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Recent Literature [from BIOSIS] Sanders, A. C. Gaura parviflora L. (Onagraceae). Madrono 44:306. 1997.
Initial Editorial Comments author citation uncertain, Douglas ex Lehm. in Kartesz & Meacham; listed as synonym of Gaura mollis James in Kartesz & Meacham
Editorial Recommendation author citation to be checked [resolved]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 $ 14 May 2002 e-mail from Margriet Wetherwax see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that rejection of Gaura mollis James in favor of Gaura parviflora Dougl. ex Lehm. is recommended. [Action based on fact Gaura mollis remained in complete obscurity for nearly all of its existence, and that it would displace a name that has long and consistently been used for a well known plant. Correction in author citation based on International Plant Names Index, "In the past, this name was ascribed to Douglas ex Hook. (Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 208. 1832). The type information is from Raven &Gregory (Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 23: 23. 1972)".]
Correspondence 2 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Gaura mollis James is to be treated as a name that has been rejected in favor of Gaura parviflora Lehm., which is to be treated as a synonym of Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch, which is to be recognized and treated as naturalized in CA.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, to be treated as synonym for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status JFP-2a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon naturalized in CA
Current Name Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 3 May 2011
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Gaura
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Gaura

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