Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange for California Floristics    
Ephedra distachya L.
Initial Editorial Analysis 8 Jan 2008
Source of Report for California Hrusa et al., Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DIST: SCo: Hrusa et al. Current Status: Naturalized in wildlands: DOC: Santa Barbara Co.: Smith, C.F. (1998, pg. 372): NOTES: Reported as 'established' in Smith (1998), but by our criteria Wilken (SBBG) reports that it is naturalized in the oak woodlands about the Trout Club in the Santa Ynez Mtns. (pers. comm.). Det. by D. Wilken, verified also by S. Carlquist (SBBG).
Initial Editorial Comments according to Hrusa et al., in California naturalized in wildlands, in SCo (4 Feb 2003)
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Ephedra distachya L. is to be treated as not occurring in CA, because plants reported as such by Hrusa et al. (Source) belong instead to Ephedra foeminea Forssk., according to determinations by Ickert-Bond, as confirmed by Dr. H. Freitag, specialist in Old World members of Ephedra.
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, based on misidentification
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 8 Jan 2008
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Ephedra
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Ephedra

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