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Geranium potentilloides L'Hér. ex DC.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Geranium microphyllum Hook. f.; Geranium pilosum G. Forst. [but see Correspondence 4]
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Geranium microphyllum Hook. f.
Initial Editorial Analysis 22 Mar 2006
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 6 Apr 2000 e-mail from Barbara Ertter see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates specimens previously identified as Geranium solanderi now filed as Geranium potentilloides.
Correspondence 2 6 Sep 2001 e-mail from Barbara Ertter see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates Carlos Aedo, who is contributing the treatment of Geranium for Flora North America [and may be new contributor of Geranium for Jepson Flora Project], recognizes Geranium solanderi and Geranium potentilloides as separate taxa, and has annotated specimens of both in UC [including, presumably, specimens of both from CA].
Correspondence 3 30 Aug 2005 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 3
Editorial Comments 3 Correspondence 3 indicates that Geranium potentilloides was published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DC. in Authors of Plant Names) in Prodromus 1:639 (1824), wherein he ascribed the name to "L'her! mss." but supplied his own description. [Therefore, author citation expanded to Geranium potentilloides L'Hér. ex DC., from Geranium potentilloides DC. previously in this Index, 1 Sep 2005.]
Correspondence 4 5 Dec 2005 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 4
Editorial Comments 4 Correspondence 4 indicates that, according to Carlos Aedo, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] author: Geranium pilosum Sol. (1786) is a nom. nud.; Geranium pilosum Sol. ex Willd. (1801) is illegitimate, being a later homonym of Geranium pilosum Cav. (1788), which applies to a different taxon; and Geranium pilosum Sol. ex Willd. is a synonym of Geranium solanderi instead of Geranium potentilloides.
Correspondence 5 Treatment submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Carlos Aedo see Comment 5
Editorial Comments 5 Correspondence 5 indicates that for Jepson Flora Project Geranium potentilloides and Geranium solanderi are to be treated as separate species, and that Geranium potentilloides is to be treated as naturalized in CA.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary retention
Current Status JFP-2, accepted name for taxon naturalized in CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 22 Mar 2006
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Geranium
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Geranium

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