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Cuscuta umbellata Kunth
CONVOLVULACEAE (genus previously included in Cuscutaceae)
Initial Editorial Analysis 3 Jan 2007
Notes on Publication of Name Nov. Gen. Sp. [Kunth] 3: 121 [ed. quarto];95 [ed. folio]. 1819 1818.
Source of Report for California 1921 Illinois Biological Monographs, as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in Manual of Flowering Plants of California, Abrams & Ferris, Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States, Munz, Munz Supplement, Munz Southern California Flora, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]; indicated +/- sw US in Kartesz & Meacham
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 $ 8 Feb 2002, from Margriet Wetherwax see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that this report is extremely dubious, as it is based on an undated, unnumbered Lemmon collection evidently not currently present in UC/JEPS. [Cuscuta californica var. reflexa J. M. Coult. (Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 1: 45. 1890), listed as nomenclatural synonym of Cuscuta umbellata in International Plant Names Index-Gray Card Index, was indicated in protologue by Coulter to occur from California and AZ to n TX and n Mexico. However, Coulter later (Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 2: 295. 1892) included it, without discussion, as a synonym of Cuscuta umbellata, which he reported from only s TX. Cuscuta umbellata, including Cuscuta umbellata var. reflexa (J. M Coult.) Yunck., is reported in the Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1970; p. 1261) from roughly southern U.S. to northern S. Am. In the protologue for Cuscuta umbellata var. reflexa, Yuncker (Illinois Biol. Monogr. 6, nos. 2-3: 42, fig. 114. 1921) reported the taxon from TX, AZ, and n Mexico, including Brandegee collections from n Baja CA, and listed the Lemmon specimen from California (discussed in Correspondence 1) under Cuscuta umbellata. Because of the Lemmon specimen, dubious as it is yet reportedly from California, and the known occurrence of the species in n Baja CA, it is possible that Cuscuta umbellata in fact did (and possibly still does) occur in the state, especially in the south. Nevertheless, based on Jepson Flora Project guidelines developed in December of 2006 and the fact that the Lemmon collection cannot be considered a "credible historical collection", a Current Status of 8 is most appropriate at this time.]
Correspondence 2 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Mihai Costea see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Cuscuta umbellata Kunth is to be considered possibly present in CA, despite a lack evidence that it in fact does so [see also Correspondence 1].
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, evidently does not occur in CA
Current Status JFP-8, accepted name for taxon not occurring in CA (erroneous reports, misapplication of names, misidentifications, other exclusions)
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 3 Jan 2007
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Cuscuta
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Cuscuta

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