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Platanthera sparsiflora (S. Watson) Schltr.
ORCHIDACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Habenaria sparsiflora S. Watson
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Habenaria leucostachys (Lindl.) S. Watson var. virida Jeps.
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Notes on Authorship of Name both = Authors of Plant Names
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 2 Jun 2003 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that Charles J. Sheviak (Flora North America, Vol. 26:551--571. 2002), treats Platanthera hyperborea in a sense more restricted than that employed in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], limiting it to plants in Greenland and Iceland; he apparently includes California plants treated as Platanthera hyperborea in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] within an expanded circumscription of Platanthera sparsiflora, except perhaps for some in c SNH, which he places in Platanthera purpurascens, which would be new for CA.
Correspondence 2 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Ronald A. Coleman see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Habenaria leucostachys (Lindl.) S. Watson var. virida Jeps. is to be treated as a synonym of Platanthera sparsiflora (S. Watson) Schltr..
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary retention, with probable expanded circumscription since The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Platanthera
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Platanthera

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