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Thermopsis gracilis Howell
FABACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Thermopsis macrophylla Hook. & Arn. var. venosa (Eastw.) Isely
Initial Editorial Analysis 25 Mar 2010
Source of Report for California Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments listed as synonym of Thermopsis macrophylla var. venosa in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 6 Aug 2004 e-mail from Margriet Wetherwax see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 cites a paper (Chen, C. J., M. G. Mendenhall, & B. L. Turner. Taxonomy of Thermopsis (Fabaceae) in North America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 81:714-742. 1994) in which four species of Thermopsis are recognized in CA, including Thermopsis macrophylla Hook. & Arn. and Thermopsis gracilis Howell, each with no infraspecific taxa, and in which Thermopsis macrophylla Hook. & Arn. var. venosa (Eastw.) Isely is treated as a synonym of Thermopsis gracilis Howell
Correspondence 2 10 Aug 2004 e-mail from Misa Ward see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that Thermopsis gracilis Howell var. ovata (B. L. Rob. ex Piper) M. Mendenhall, [based on Thermopsis montana Nutt. subsp. ovata B. L. Rob ex Piper], was published in Phytologia 76(5): 383. 1994. [As Thermopsis montana Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. ovata (B. L. Rob. ex Piper) St. John, this taxon was indicated by Chen, et al. (1994) to occur no closer to California than east-central OR, so that if infraspecific taxa were to be recognized in Thermopsis gracilis, evidently only Thermopsis gracilis var. gracilis would be represented in CA.]
Correspondence 3 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Dieter H. Wilken see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Thermopsis macrophylla Hook. & Arn. var. venosa (Eastw.) Isely is to be treated as a synonym of Thermopsis gracilis Howell, in which no infraspecific taxa are to be recognized.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, different position, rank, name for taxon treated in 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 25 Mar 2010
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Thermopsis
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Thermopsis

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