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Penstemon centranthifolius (Benth.) Benth.
PLANTAGINACEAE (genus previously included in Scrophulariaceae)

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Initial Editorial Comments author citation uncertain, Benth. in Kartesz & Meacham
Editorial Recommendation author citation to be checked [resolved]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 21 Nov 2007 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates: that all references Greenhouse has consulted that address publication of Penstemon centranthifolius indicate the citation as Benth. (Scrophularineae Indicae 7. 1835); that most other references (e.g. International Plant Names Index, TROPICOS, Munz, Abrams) also give the citation as Benth; that Greenhouse found the citation (Benth.) Benth. only on the PLANTS database; and that IPNI has no listing with the epithet centranthifolius that could have served as a basionym for Pentstemon centranthifolius. [Therefore, author citation corrected to Penstemon centranthifolius Benth., from Penstemon centranthifolius (Benth.) Benth. previously in this Index, 21 Nov 2007.]
Correspondence 2 23 Nov 2021 e-mail from Dave Keil see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that in fact, according to Keil, "Bentham published Chelone centranthifolia in Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London n.s., 1:481 (1835). He subsequently transferred it to Penstemon in Scrophularinaea Indicae : A synopsis of the East Indian Scrophularineae contained in the collections presented by the East India Company to the Linnean Society of London, and in those of Mr. Royle and others; with some general observations on the affinities and sub-divisions of the order. p. 7." [Therefore, author citation corrected to Penstemon centranthifolius (Benth.) Benth., from Penstemon centranthifolius Benth. previously in this Index, 2 Dec 2021.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary retention
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Penstemon
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Penstemon

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