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Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott & Endl.
ARACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 11 May 2010
Notes on Authorship of Name all = Authors of Plant Names
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 22 Jun 2004 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that Sue A. Thompson, in Flora North America 22:136 (2000), doesn't include California within the mapped range of Peltandra virginica, yet stating that "introduced populations may persist in Oregon and California". [The taxon was not included in Munz, and there are records of no specimens in SMASCH as of 24 Jun 2004.]
Correspondence 2 12 Feb 2008, from Editor of this Index and author of treatment for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 RSA355390, the lone record in the Consortium of California Herbaria Database, was collected in 1882, from "Wayne County", strongly suggesting, as there is no Wayne County in California, that there is no Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott & Endl. in California either, at least in natural conditions, and Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott & Endl. is indicated no nearer to California than KS and e TX in Flora North America (22:136). Therefore, a Current Status of Jepson Flora Project-8 is most appropriate at this time.
Correspondence 3 2 Feb 2010 e-mail from David J. Keil see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates: that Peltandra virginica was reported from San Luis Obispo County by Keil et al. (Madrono 32:222. 1983); that there are four vouchers representing three collections in OBI; that the species was introduced to a small ornamental pool in the 1970s and subsequently spread to nearby reservoirs, probably through the activities of waterfowl, and that Keil has not been back to the site since the early 1980s and has no information on persistence or further spread. [Occurrence in an ornamental pool would not qualify the species for inclusion in the flora, but its spread to reservoirs could, if the argument could be made that conditions there are +- natural; if so, and the plants are reproducing, they could be considered naturalized, but there is no proof of that, and there is no evidence that the plants in the reservoirs even have persisted, let alone spread beyond those places, so the sp. seems best regarded as a waif for the present.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, evidently not naturalized in CA, a waif
Current Status JFP-3, accepted name for taxon occurring in CA only as a waif and/or garden escape, not naturalized
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 11 May 2010
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Peltandra
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Peltandra

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