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Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Sw.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Misapplied Names Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich.
Initial Editorial Analysis 22 Feb 2008
Source of Report for California  
a Hrusa et al., ms later published in Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DISTRIBUTION: GV.; STATUS: established.
b Hrusa et al., Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DIST: GV: Hrusa et al. Current Status: Naturalized in wildlands: DOC: Sacramento Co.: Hrusa, G.F. (2000, pgs. 138-139); NOTES: Observed by Hrusa as becoming increasingly common about Snodgrass Slough, Sept. 2001; also observed by Hrusa as common in Sutter Slough and Elk Slough (Yolo Co.) immed. W of Courtland, Aug. 2002. Urtica-like foliage but without stinging hairs, the opposite leaves and inflorescence of sessile, aggregate clusters superficially resemble Lamiaceae. Readily distinguished by the mostly ebracteate inflorescence (although leafy at the apex), scabrous leaves, round stems, absence of a corolla, and unisexual flowers. Boehmeria cylindrica may be monoecious or dioecious, but all California material examined to this point is monoecious, with staminate flowers fewer and confined to the uppermost parts of the spike.
Recent Literature [from BIOSIS] Hrusa and Hart. Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Sw. (URTICACEAE). Madrono 47:138-139. 2000.
Initial Editorial Comments according to Source b, in California naturalized in wildlands, in GV (25 Feb 2003)
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Robert E. Preston see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Sw. is to be treated as naturalized in CA, with Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. a misapplied name.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, naturalized in CA
Current Status JFP-2, accepted name for taxon naturalized in CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 22 Feb 2008
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Boehmeria
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Boehmeria

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