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Cylindropuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth var. parkeri (J.M. Coult.) Pinkava

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Opuntia parryi Engelm.; Opuntia parryi Engelm. var. parryi; Opuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville var. parkeri (J.M. Coult.) Pinkava; Opuntia echinocarpa var. parkeri J.M. Coult.; Opuntia bernardina Parish
Initial Editorial Analysis 9 Jan 2009
Source of Report for California Correspondence 1
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 [for Cylindropuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth] 11 Mar 2003 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that, according to Donald J. Pinkava (Haseltonia 4:103. 1996), the name Opuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville (1899), based on Cereus californicus Torr. & A. Gray (1840), must be used instead of Opuntia parryi Engelm (1852): for many years the name Opuntia californica Engelm. (1848), for a plant not occurring in California, was considered to have priority [over Opuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville], so that Opuntia parryi Engelm. has been used instead [for the taxon in CA]; however, Pinkava explained "New plant names published in Engelmann's 1848 letter to Emory are provisional (ICBN Art 34.1(b). . .) and therefore not valid. . .O. californica Engelm. was never validated." [J. Strother, in a pers. comm. to Greenhouse, agrees with Pinkava's analysis], so that Opuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville therefore is the correct name for the taxon in California when it is included in Opuntia [but see Correspondence 2].
Correspondence 2 11 Mar 2003 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that, according to Marc Baker (The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] co-author for Opuntia), there now is wide acceptance of Cylindropuntia for the "true chollas", so that [also for reasons discussed in Correspondence 1] Cylindropuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth var. parkeri (J.M. Coult) Pinkava (in J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 33:150. 2001) is to be used for the taxon listed as a synonym and not recognized in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] as Opuntia parryi var. parkeri [actually, the name listed as a synonym in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] is Opuntia echinocarpa var. parkeri], if in fact this infraspecific taxon is to be recognized.
Correspondence 3 22 Dec 2008 e-mail from Bruce D. Parfitt, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Author see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2], Opuntia parryi Engelm. is indeed to be treated as Cylindropuntia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth var. parkeri (J.M. Coult.) Pinkava.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, new name, different genus, position, rank since The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 9 Jan 2009
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Cylindropuntia californica
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Cylindropuntia

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