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Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. gracilis (Lindl.) Luer

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 12 May 2009
Notes on Publication of Name Native Orch. U.S. & Canada 232. 1975
Source of Report for California Rosatti SMASCH notes: Taxon not included in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Initial Editorial Comments eight records in SMASCH, collected 1926-1987, Mono, Inyo, Humboldt cos.; Habenaria gracilis S. Watson, not Colebrook[e] or Lindl., listed as synonym of Habenaria saccata Greene in Munz, in turn listed as synonym of Platanthera stricta in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 2 Jun 2003 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that, according to Charles J. Sheviak (Flora North America, Vol. 26:551--571. 2002), the plants figured by C. A. Luer (1975) [in the protologue] as Platanthera hyperborea var. gracilis (Lindley) Luer apparently are hybrids of Platanthera stricta and Platanthera dilatata, so that the status of Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. gracilis (Lindl.) Luer [and, therefore, of Platanthera gracilis Lindl.] is uncertain.
Correspondence 2 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Ronald A. Coleman see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. gracilis (Lindl.) Luer (Platanthera gracilis Lindl.) is to be treated as a synonym of Platanthera stricta Lindl..
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, to be treated as synonym for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status JFP-1a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon native to CA
Current Name Platanthera stricta Lindl.
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 12 May 2009
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Platanthera hyperborea
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Platanthera

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