Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange for California Floristics    
Beta macrocarpa Guss.
CHENOPODIACEAE
Initial Editorial Analysis 11 Apr 2011
Notes on Authorship of Name = Authors of Plant Names
Source of Report for California MF (email from Dieter Wilken, 24 Apr 1998)
Initial Editorial Comments according to Wilken, the Europeans consider this a distinct species, and it is naturalized along roadsides in DSon (Imperial Co.), where it hybridizes with cultivated beet populations (McFarlaine, J. S. 1975. Amer. Soc. of Sugar Beet Technologists (Fort Collins) 18(3):245-251); not indicated for N. Am. in Kartesz & Meacham; not in Gray Card Index.
Editorial Recommendation author citation to be checked [resolved]
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] Beta macrocarpa Guss. is to be treated as a synonym of Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris, which is said in a note under Beta vulgaris L. subsp. maritima (L.) Arcang. to be an occasional "waif in drainage ditches, irrigation channels close to cult fields, DSon; gen in e US." [and as such it should have been included in a key to members of the genus and there should have been a description provided for access online.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary rejection, to be treated as synonym of a waif
Current Status JFP-3a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon occurring in CA only as a waif and/or garden escape, not naturalized
Current Name Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 11 Apr 2011
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Beta
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Beta

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