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Mirabilis albida (Walter) Heimerl

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Mirabilis comata (Small) Standl.; Mirabilis oblongifolia (A. Gray) Heimerl; Mirabilis pumila (Standl.) Standl.
Initial Editorial Analysis 12 Oct 2006
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in Munz, Munz Supplement, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] (despite Kartesz & Meacham citation); +/- throughout US, with many synonyms (in Allionia, Mirabilis) in Kartesz & Meacham; synonyms in Kartesz & Meacham include Mirabilis oblongifolia, treated as such in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 9 Sep 2002 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that Richard Spellenberg agrees with Turner (Phytologia 75: 432-451) in considering Mirabilis albida Heimerl to be a species that occurs no farther west than CO, TX, and central Mexico, and to be a name that has been misapplied to California plants.
Correspondence 2 31 Jul 2006 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that Mirabilis albida was published by [Anton] Heimerl (Heimerl in Authors of Plant Names), in Annuaire du Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de Genève 5:182 (1901), based on Allionia albida, published by Thomas Walter (Walter in Authors of Plant Names) in Flora Caroliniana 84 (1788). [Therefore, author citation corrected to Mirabilis albida (Walter) Heimerl, from Mirabilis albida Heimerl previously in this Index, 16 Aug 2006.]
Correspondence 3 Treatment submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Andrew G. Murdock, including author responses to questions posed during scientific editing see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 2 indicates that Mirabilis albida (Walter) Heimerl is the oldest name for a more broadly defined species that includes Mirabilis oblongifolia (A. Gray) Heimerl and Mirabilis pumila(Standl.) Standl. as recognized in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] (Spellenberg 2004 Flora North America), and that California pls identified as Mirabilis comata (Small) Standl., pending further study, probably should be treated as a new taxon, a var. of _Mirabilis albida_ (name not yet published).
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, included by recircumscription in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 12 Oct 2006
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Mirabilis
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Mirabilis

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