Editorial Comments 1
Correspondence 1 indicates: publication of a paper in which Garcia et al. (Amer. J. Bot. 98: 638–653. 2011) showed ITS + ETS nuclear rDNA data that Sphaeromeria is phylogenetically nested in Artemisia, as mentioned in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] under the Sphaeromeria genus description, and that Chris Hobbs' work confirms that result with additional sampling in Sphaeromeria as well as with cpDNA work; that new combinations in Artemisia were made in Western North American Naturalist [71(2):158-163. 2011], except in the case of Sphaeromeria potentilloides var. nitrophila (with 7 records in CCH), leaving Artemisia potentilloides with no infraspecific names; and that, because the specific epithet had already been used in Artemisia, and new name for Sphaeromeria cana (D. C. Eaton) A. Heller was needed in that genus, yielding Artemisia albicans S. Garcia, Garnatje, McArthur, Pellicer, S.C. Sand. & Vallès-Xirau.