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Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. var. vestita
APOCYNACEAE (genus previously included in Asclepiadaceae)

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 5 Jan 2007
Source of Report for California added manually by Rosatti
Initial Editorial Comments presumably would be added if Asclepias vestita var. parishii recognized
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Thomas J. Rosatti see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. subsp. parishii (Jeps.) Woodson and Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. subsp. vestita (as well as the corresponding varieties) are not to be recognized: For our pls, _Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. var. vestita_ (cream corollas; dry plains, low hills; GV, CW) and _Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. var. parishii_ Jeps. (purple corollas; brushy flats, hillsides, desert canyons; CW, TR, DMoj) have been recognized elsewhere, but there is considerable intergradation morphologically, which even Woodson (p. 149), in elevating the vars. to subspp., allowed could be environmental rather than genetic, so that infraspecific taxa in this species are not recognized here.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, to be treated as synonym in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status JFP-1a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon native to CA
Current Name Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn.
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 5 Jan 2007
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Asclepias vestita
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Asclepias

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