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Phytolacca heterotepala H. Walter

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 11 Sep 2006
Source of Report for California Munz, P.A. in collaboration with D. D. Keck. 1968, as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in Abrams & Ferris, Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States, Munz, but reported for San Francisco, as collected by Howell, in Munz Supplement; indicated only for CA, no synonyms given, in Kartesz & Meacham; indicated for CA, MX in International Plant Names Index-Gray Card Index; "...reported from San Francisco, probably not naturalized" in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], under Phytolacca americana
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 16 May 2003 e-mail from Barbara Ertter (including e-mail from John Thieret) see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that, according to John Thieret, author of Phytolaccaceae in Flora North America, the epithet was originally published, and therefore is correctly spelled, "heterotepala" and not "heteropetala" (Thieret also points out that Phytolacca has no petals), and that Phytolacca heterotepala was accepted "with reservations" pending study of a sufficient number of specimens. [Spelling of epithet corrected to "heterotepala", from "heteropetala"previously in this Index, 22 May 2003.]
Correspondence 2 Treatment of Phytolaccaceae in Flora North America (2003. 4 see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that in the treatment of Phytolaccaceae in Flora North America (2003. 4:3--11), co-authored by John W. Thieret (The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Author), Phytolacca heterotepala H. Walter is indicated only for CA, based on a report by J. T. Howell [1960. A Mexican pokeberry in San Francisco, California. Leafl. W. Bot. 9: 81-83], but that its current status in the flora is uncertain,
Correspondence 3 Treatment submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by John W. Thieret see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Phytolacca heterotepala H. Walter is to be treated in California as a waif.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, 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 Sep 2006
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Phytolacca
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Phytolacca

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