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Phacelia coerulea Greene
HYDROPHYLLACEAE (as of Revision 9, genus transferred from Boraginaceae; genus previously included in Hydrophyllaceae)
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Notes on Publication of Name Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 8:122. 1881.
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Initial Editorial Comments spelling of epithet is as cited in protologue, Munz, and The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1], but possibly to be corrected to "caerulea", consistent with Kartesz & Meacham and International Plant Names Index-Index Kewensis, as it may be an automatically correctable error in that "caeruleus" means blue, in reference to the "pale blue" corollas as described by Greene.
Variant Spelling Phacelia caerulea
Editorial Recommendation spelling of epithet to be checked [resolved]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 19 Jan 2007 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 confirms that Phacelia coerulea was the original spelling used by Greene (Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 8:122. 1881), and indicates that "coerulea" is given as an alternate spelling for "caerulea" in Stearn and Cassel's New Latin Dictionary, and that no correction [or change] is needed or permitted [as indicated by Art. 60.1, ICPN, St. Louis]. [Therefore, spelling of epithet correct as given in this Index, 22 Jan 2007.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Phacelia
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Phacelia

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