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Rhus aromatica Aiton

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Rhus aromatica Aiton var. simplicifolia (Greene) Cronquist; Rhus aromatica Aiton var. trilobata (Nutt.) A. Gray ex S.Watson; Rhus aromatica Aiton subsp. trilobata (Nutt.) W.A. Weber; Rhus trilobata Nutt.; Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. anisophylla (Greene) Jeps.; Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. malacophylla (Greene) Munz; Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. quinata Jeps.; Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. simplicifolia (Greene) F.A. Barkley; Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. trilobata; Schmaltzia trilobata (Nutt.) Small; Toxicodendron trilobatum (Nutt.) Kuntze; Toxicodendron triphyllum var. trilobatum (Nutt.) Kuntze, nom. inval. [According to Jeff Greenhouse, Toxicodendron triphyllum was used by Kuntze but it is not a validly published name; it was part of a pre-Linnaean phrase name by Tournefort referred to by Miller in The Gardener's Dictionary.]
Initial Editorial Analysis 7 Apr 2008
Source of Report for California Correspondence 1
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 Treatment and author notes submitted for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] by John M. Miller see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that for The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] Rhus trilobata Nutt., Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. anisophylla (Greene) Jeps., Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. quinata Jeps., Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. simplicifolia (Greene) F. A. Barkley, Rhus trilobata Nutt. var. trilobata, and others are to be treated as synonyms of Rhus aromatica Aiton.
Correspondence 2 11 Feb 2014 e-mail from Bruce Baldwin (attachment) see Comment 2
Editorial Comments 2 Correspondence 2 indicates that, based on molecular, phylogenetic evidence (Yi et al. 2007 Syst. Bot. 32(2)379-391), Baldwin thinks that Rhus trilobata Nutt. (1838) should still be used [it had been used in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]] for western skunkbrush, instead of Rhus aromatica Aiton (1789) [which was used in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]], although it does constitute a clade with Rhus aromatica, so that the treatment in The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2] is not completely indefensible.
Pending data Rhus trilobata Nutt. may become the accepted name for Rhus aromatica Aiton
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary possible rejection, excluded by recircumscription since The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 7 Apr 2008
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List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Rhus

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