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Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran
NYCTAGINACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Oxybaphus laevis Benth.
Initial Editorial Analysis 22 Aug 2006
Source of Report for California Correspondence 1 (added manually by Rosatti)
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, author of Mirabilis in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], now treats Mirabilis bigelovii A. Gray, [Mirabilis bigelovii A. Gray var. bigelovii], Mirabilis californica A. Gray ex Torr. [Mirabilis californica A. Gray var. californica], Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran, and Mirabilis retrorsa Heller [Mirabilis bigelovii A. Gray var. retrorsa (A. Heller) Munz] as varieties of Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran, as Mirabilis laevis var. villosa (Kellogg) Spellenb. (comb. nov.), Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia (Choisy) Spellenb. (comb. nov.), Mirabilis laevis var. laevis, and Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa (Heller) Jepson, respectively, citing R. Spellenberg and S. R. R. Tijerina (Sida 19: 539-570. 2001).
Correspondence 2 16 Sep 2002 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse (in response to Rosatti inquiry, "does M. laevis var. laevis occur in CA?") see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that, according to R. Spellenberg and S. R. R. Tijerina (Sida 19: 539-570. 2001), Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran var. laevis is "apparently restricted to the vicinity of Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico"; Correspondence 2 also notes that Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran var. laevis has been misapplied to Mirabilis californica as noted in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1].
Correspondence 3 Treatment submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Andrew G. Murdock see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2], Mirabilis californica A. Gray, Mirabilis californica A. Gray var. californica, Mirabilis californica A. Gray var. cedrosensis (Standl.) J. F. Macbr., and Mirabilis californica A. Gray var. cordifolia (Dunkle) Dunkle (possibly illegitimate) are to be treated as synonyms of Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran var. crassifolia (Choisy) Spellenb.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, different position 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 22 Aug 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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