Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange for California Floristics

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Trifolium olivaceum Greene


Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 22 Jan 2019
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments listed as synonym of Trifolium albopurpureum var. olivaceum in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Michael A. Vincent see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Trifolium albopurpureum Torr. & A. Gray var. olivaceum (Greene) Isely is to be treated as a synonym of Trifolium olivaceum Greene, with no explanation for the change given.
Correspondence 2 9 Jan 2019 e-mail from David J. Keil see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 states that, "It would appear that the correct name for the plant currently treated in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] as Trifolium olivescens [olivaceum] is Trifolium columbinum. Greene published both on the same page of Pittonia in 1887. Jepson (1901), in A Flora of Western Middle California, merged the two, publishing the combination Trifolium columbinum var. olivaceum. In 1925 Jepson reversed himself and published the combination Trifolium olivaceum var, [var.] columbinum. Hoover (1970) pointed out this error, but it has persisted: 'Jepson in 1901 first included T. columbinum and T. olivaceum Greene in one species under the former name. The subsequent use of the name T. olivaceum for the inclusive species is therefore incorrect.' ICN 11.5 is clear on this." [Therefore, Trifolium olivaceum Greene considered to be incorrect; Current Status corrected to Jepson Flora Project-1b, from Jepson Flora Project-1 (accepted name for taxon native to CA) previously in this Index, 22 Jan 2019.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, rejected name
Current Status JFP-1b, unpublished, invalidly published, illegitimate, or rejected name for taxon native to CA
Current Name Trifolium columbinum Greene
Current Status Authority Jepson Flora Project
Current Status Date 22 Jan 2019
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Trifolium
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Trifolium

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