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Geranium palmatum Cav.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 22 Mar 2005
Notes on Authorship of Name = Authors of Plant Names
Source of Report for California Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]; = Geranium anemonifolium in International Plant Names Index-Index Kewensis; Geranium anemonifolium listed as synonym of Geranium palmatum in Kartesz & Meacham
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 6 Sep 2001 e-mail from Barbara Ertter see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates, based on determinations by Carlos Aedo, contributor of Geranium to Flora North America [and possibly contributor of genus to Jepson Flora Project], that Geranium palmatum may be the name to be used for some or all plants treated as Geranium anemonifolium in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1].
Correspondence 2 7 Sep 2001 e-mail from Barbara Ertter (including e-mail from Carlos Aedo) see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that, according to Carlos Aedo, contributor of Geranium to Flora North America [and possibly contributor of genus to Jepson Flora Project], Geranium anemonifolium (1789) includes the type of and therefore is a nomenclatural synonym of Geranium palmatum (1787).
Correspondence 3 2002 pers. comm. from Barbara Ertter see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 indicated for California in Aedo, 2001, The Genus Geranium in North America II. Perennial species (Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 59(1):3-65), but the only specimen cited (McClintock s.n., JEPS) is from "Golden Gate Park, road above de Laveaga Dell...1990", an occurrence not considered naturalized by Jepson Flora Project criteria.
Correspondence 4 3 Oct 2005 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 4
Editorial Comments 4 Correspondence 4 indicates: that Carlos Aedo (The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] author), in a 31 Aug 2005 e-mail, confirms that the name Geranium anemonifolium L'Hér. ex Aiton (Hortus Kewensis 2:432. 1789) is illegitimate; that Aiton cited "L'Herit. n. 6 tab. 36" with his description and gave Geranium palmatum Cav. (1787) as a synonym; that the L'Hér. citation refers to text which was unpublished at the time; and that Geranium palmatum, cited as a synonym, has priority, thus rendering Geranium anemonifolium superfluous and illegitimate when published.
Correspondence 5 22 Mar 2006, from Editor of this Index see Comment 5
Editorial Comments 5 There are four records of this taxon in SMASCH, three as Geranium anemonifolium (one in UC/JEPS, UC1787353) representing a single collection, J. P. Rebman, S. Huemmer 6697, 17 May 2000 (Mission Hills, on a north facing canyon in Presidio Park; Escaped) and one as Geranium palmatum, Elizabeth McClintock, 14 Jun 1990 (Golden Gate Park, road above de Laveaga Dell; San Francisco). In the absence of evidence that the taxon represented by these collections has become naturalized, and in view of the fact it has only been collected from +/- urban environments, it is most appropriate to treat this taxon as an urban weed in California at this time.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, not naturalized in CA, an agricultural, garden, or urban weed
Current Status JFP-4, accepted name for taxon occurring in CA only as agricultural or garden weed
Current Status Authority Thomas J. Rosatti, as Editor, ICPN, Jepson Flora Project
Current Status Date 22 Mar 2005
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Geranium
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Geranium

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