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Diospyros virginiana L.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Diospyros virginiana L. var. virginiana
Initial Editorial Analysis 3 Dec 2019
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a [for Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana] Hrusa et al., ms later published in Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DISTRIBUTION: SnBr; STATUS: Established as clonal colonies; NOTES: Only two known populations but both are reproducing vegetatively and have been present for decades. Plants are vigorous and obviously successful under natural conditions. A population with bo [the remainder of this note is missing from ms]
b [for Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana] Hrusa et al., Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DIST: SnBr: Hrusa et al. Current Status: No current information (in Mendocino Co.). Naturalized in wildlands (as clonal colonies in San Bernardino Co.): DOC: Mendocino Co.: Hopland Field Station, headquarters nr. office. June 14, 1959, AHM s.n. (AHUC); San Bernardino Co.: San Bernardino Mtns. Mill Creek Canyon, on S side of Hwy 38, 1.2 mi. above Mountain Home Creek at Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls 7.5' quad., 34°06'N; 116°58'30"W, T01S, R01W, Sec. 10, SB. El. 4040 ft/1232m. Dry meadow w/scattered trees on alluvial bench in canyon bottom, sandy loam w/rocks. Single trees of Pyrus communis and Prunus cerasifera also present. Could be old orchard site, but vegetation looked natural, w/no sign of former occupation; possibly a few spp. escaped from cultivation at Mountain Home. Grove of 74 trees, 2-9 m tall; oldest (75-100 yr) dead but 45 cm dbh, live trees 6-12 cm; corollas pale yellow, mostly w/4 lobes, but occasionally 5. Grove all female?, possibly from sprouts of old tree. Fruits produced; but seeds? Discovered ca. 1983 by Goodman. Bark dark and deeply fissured into blocks, covered w/lichens. June 26, 1999, A.C. Sanders 22903 with John Goodman (ARIZ, CAS, MO, RSA, SD, UCR, UNLV, UTEP); loc. cit. Nov. 11, 1999, A.C. Sanders 23252 with Mihai Costea, T. B. Salvato (UCR); Near Old Mormon Road Monument on old loop off Hwy 18 below Crestline, San Bernardino North 7.5'quad., T02N, R04W, Sec 27, SB. 34°13'30"N; 117°17'30"W. El. 4200 ft/1280m, canyon woodland. Scarce tree ca. 20m tall and 38cm dbh. Roadside, presumably originally planted (possibly from discarded seed?), but with a number of saplings (10-15) derived from root-sprouts surrounding parent tree. Straight central trunk with small angled branches, square-checked bark. July 21, 2000, A.C. Sanders 23591 with N. Diep (UCR): Notes: The Mendocino Co. specimen at AHUC may or may not document a spontaneous occurrence. Otherwise only two known populations but both are reproducing vegetatively and have been present for decades. Plants are vigorous and obviously successful under natural conditions. A population with both sexes present might be even more successful.
Initial Editorial Comments would be added if Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana added; according to Source b, status uncertain in Mendocino Co., but plants clearly naturalized in wildlands in San Bernardino Co. (13 Feb 2003)
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for revision of The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that Diospyros virginiana L., without any infraspecific taxa, is to be treated as naturalized in CA.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, naturalized in CA
Current Status JFP-2, accepted name for taxon naturalized in CA
Current Status Authority Jepson Flora Project
Current Status Date 3 Dec 2019
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