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Sambucus nigra L. subsp. caerulea (Raf.) Bolli
ADOXACEAE (genus previously included in Caprifoliaceae)

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Sambucus caerulea Raf.
Current Jepson Flora Project Misapplied Names Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC.
Initial Editorial Analysis 4 Oct 2006
Notes on Authorship of Name all = Authors of Plant Names except Bolli (for R. Bolli, according to Kartesz & Meacham) not in Authors of Plant Names, although in accordance with principles in Authors of Plant Names
Notes on Publication of Name Diss. Bot. 223: 174. 1994
Source of Report for California Munz, P.A. in collaboration with D. D. Keck. 1968, as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments as Sambucus caerulea, treated as synonym of Sambucus mexicana in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Variant Spelling Sambucus nigra L. subsp. cerulea
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Charles D. Bell see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2], Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. [treated as synonym of Sambucus nigra L. subsp. canadensis (L.) Bolli by Bolli, who indicated the latter no nearer to California than sw Texas] is to be treated as having been misapplied to pls in California belonging instead to Sambucus nigra L. subsp. caerulea Bolli. [Epithet spelled "cerulea" by Bolli, which may be an automatically correctable error in that "caeruleus" means blue, possibly in reference to the fr.]
Correspondence 2 11 Feb 2014 e-mail from Bruce Baldwin (attachment) see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that Sambucus nigra L. subsp. caerulea (Raf.) Bolli isn't closely related to Sambucus nigra L. s.s. and needs to be recognized as a separate spp. (Sambucus caerulea Raf.) according to phylogenetic work (Eriksson & Donoghue 1997 Syst. Bot. 22: 555--573).
Pending data Sambucus caerulea Raf. may become the accepted name for Sambucus nigra L. subsp. caerulea (Raf.) Bolli
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary probable rejection, to be treated as syn
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 4 Oct 2006
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Sambucus nigra
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Sambucus

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