Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange for California Floristics    
Verbascum olympicum Boiss.
Initial Editorial Analysis 24 May 2011
Source of Report for California  
a Hrusa et al., ms later published in Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DISTRIBUTION: NCoRI.; STATUS: established.; NOTES: First escaping from ornamental plantings at residence on CAS Pepperwood Preserve in 1976. Population large and apparently increasing, mixed with Verbascum thapsus. Possible hybrid forms are scattered at this locality (Jul 25, 2000, Hrusa 15693, CDA); "...Common on benches above rocky, dry bed of Leslie Creek...00..."
b Hrusa et al., Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DIST: NCoRI: Hrusa et al. Current Status: Naturalized in wildlands: DOC: Sonoma Co.: Common on benches above rocky, dry bed of Leslie Creek from approx. Mark West Ck. confluence to first main tributary from NE. Mixed with Verbascum thapsus. July 25, 2000, G.F. Hrusa 15690, 15691, 15692 (CDA, and to be distributed): NOTES: Readily distinguished from other naturalized Verbascum by its dense white-arachnoid pubescence, especially in the inflorescence. Flowers are brighter yellow and larger than in V. thapsus. First escaping from ornamental plantings at residence on CAS Pepperwood Preserve in 1976. Population, mixed with Verbascum thapsus, is large and apparently increasing. Possible hybrid forms are also scattered at this locality (July 25, 2000, Hrusa 15693, CDA).
Initial Editorial Comments according to Source b, in California naturalized in wildlands, in NCoRI (24 Feb 2003).
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Verbascum olympicum Boiss. is a name that in California has been misapplied occasionally to pls belonging instead to Verbascum bombyciferum Boiss., which is said in a note to be in cultivation, and doubtfully naturalized in CA.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, evidently does not occur in CA
Current Status JFP-8, accepted name for taxon not occurring in CA (erroneous reports, misapplication of names, misidentifications, other exclusions)
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 24 May 2011
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Verbascum
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Verbascum

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