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Asclepias tuberosa L.
APOCYNACEAE (genus previously included in Asclepiadaceae)
Initial Editorial Analysis 12 Dec 2006
Source of Report for California 1954 Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in Munz, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]; not indicated for California by Rosatti (Jour. Arnold Arb. 1989); indicated +/- for all of US but nw and NV in Kartesz & Meacham
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 Asclepias tuberosa L. does not occur in California outside of cultivation; it is indicated for California by Kartesz & Meacham, based on Woodson (1954), but Woodson indicated only that it had been introduced, in Colusa Co., and that otherwise the species, as represented by Asclepias tuberosa L. subsp. interior Woodson, occurs no nearer to California than about 75 miles, in AZ; on 12 Dec 2006, one record in the Consortium of California Herbaria Database, identified only to species, SD35976, C. I. Jerabek, No Collection Number, Apr 1945, San Diego Co., Ex Hort. Balboa Park.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, evidently not naturalized in CA, a cultivated plant
Current Status JFP-9, accepted name for plant occurring in CA only under cultivation (e.g., as crop, ornamental, or experimental plant)
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 12 Dec 2006
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Asclepias
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Asclepias

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