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Downingia elegans (Douglas ex Lindl.) Torr.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Downingia elegans var. brachypetala (Gand.) McVaugh
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Downingia elegans var. brachypetala (Gand.) McVaugh; Downingia elegans var. corymbosa (A. DC.) A. Gray; Downingia elegans (Lindl.) Torr. var. elegans
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 5 Apr 2006 e-mail from Jeffrey A. Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates: that Downingia elegans was published by John Torrey (Torr. in Authors of Plant Names) in Botany United States Exploring Expedition 2:375 (1874), wherein he cited Clintonia elegans, published by John Lindley (Lindl. in Authors of Plant Names) in Botanical Register t. 1241 (1829), as basionym; that Lindley ascribed the name but not the description to Douglas (= Authors of Plant Names); and that although the genus of the basionym, Clintonia Lindl. (1829), is an illegitimate later homonym of Clintonia Raf. (1818), ICBN Art. 55.1 [of ICBN (2000)] declares the binomial Clintonia elegans to be legitimate so that it can serve as a basionym. [Therefore, author citation expanded to Downingia elegans (Douglas ex Lindl.) Torr., from Downingia elegans (Lindl.) Torr. previously in this Index, 7 Apr 2006.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
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List of ICPN names in Downingia
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Downingia

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