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Kobresia bellardii (All.) K. Koch

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori & Paol.
Initial Editorial Analysis 20 Aug 2010
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Initial Editorial Comments author citation corrected from (All.) Degl. in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], in accordance with Rosatti notes
Editorial Recommendation author citation to be checked
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 23 Sep 2004 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that author citation given as Kobresia bellardii (All.) Degl. ex Loisel. (Flora Gallica 626. 1807.) in TROPICOS and Flora North America, so that author citation needs to be checked.
Correspondence 2 10 Nov 2008 e-mail from Peter Ball, author of Kobresia for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2], including forwarded e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that, according to Greenhouse: even though Kobresia myosuroides (1896) was published after Kobresia bellardii (1807), in publishing Kobresia myosuroides the authors listed "Carex Vill. (1779)" and "C. Bellardi All. (1785)" as synonyms, and since "Carex Vill. (1779)" refers to Carex myosuroides Vill. (Prospectus de l'Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné 17-18. 1779), the specific epithet "myosuroides" predates "bellardii" and therefore has priority when the two names are considered conspecific [as they are to be for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] according to Ball], so that Kobresia myosuroides is the correct name, with Kobresia bellardii (All.) K. Koch as a synonym. According to Ball, there has been some debate as to whether the 1779 publication is valid because of the brevity of the description, but most workers now are of the opinion that it was.]
Correspondence 3 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Peter W. Ball see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Kobresia bellardii (All.) K. Koch is to be treated as a synonym of Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori & Paol., just the opposite of how the names were treated in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], for reasons discussed under Correspondence 2.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Current Status JFP-1a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon native to CA
Current Name Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori & Paol.
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 20 Aug 2010
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Kobresia
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Kobresia

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