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Myosurus apetalus Gay
RANUNCULACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Myosurus aristatus Benth. ex Hook., nom. illeg. [see Correspondence 1]; Myosurus minimus L. subsp. montanus G. R. Campb.
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Notes on Authorship of Name = Authors of Plant Names
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 10 Apr 2009 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates: that Myosurus aristatus (The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] synonym) was published by W.J. Hooker (Hook. in Authors of Plant Names) in London Journal of Botany 6:459 [bis] (1847); that, in vol. 6, the page numbers following p. 496 are repeated, beginning with p. 457, and that Hooker's protologue is on the second p. 459; that Hooker ascribed the name to Bentham (Benth. in Authors of Plant Names), yet went on to state that Myosurus aristatus was identical to Myosurus apetalus Gay (Flora Chilena 1(1):31--32, pl. 1, f. 1. 1845), but didn't accept Gay's name (because the plants had petals), even though he should have, rendering his (Hooker's) name superfluous and illegitimate. [Therefore, author citation of The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] synonym corrected to Myosurus aristatus Benth. ex Hook., nom. illeg., from Myosurus aristatus Benth. previously in this Index, 24 Apr 2009.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
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 Myosurus
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Myosurus

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