Was New picture, Dichelostemma

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 20:48:15 PDT
Dear Doug,

Oops, you got me there. You'd think that someone writing in Fremontia which 
is the journal for the California Native Plant Society (for those who do 
not know) would get it right. I am sorry if something I shared with you has 
misled you. Here is a reference from the new Jepson web site that lists the 
names for Dichelostemma.


The ones agreed on are:
Dichelostemma capitatum  (two subspecies, subsp. capitatum and subsp. 
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma ida-maia
Dichelostemma multiflorum
Dichelostemma volubile

D. capitatum was previously identified as D. pulchellum so that one is an 
old synonym.

You sometimes see listed D. venustum or D. x venustum which was a name for 
a hybrid between D. ida-maia and D. multiflorum or D. congestum but there 
isn't agreement about whether to accept D. venustum.

Mary Sue

At 07:21 PM 4/29/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Mary Sue IttnerDoug Westfall msittner@mcn.org1111 Claiborne Dr. Long Beach,
> > Dear Doug and all,
> >
> > I enjoyed seeing your picture. Although I have seen this species named as
> > you have named it, I have also seen it called Dichelostemma volubile.
>Mary Sue,
>I took the name from the copy of Fremontia that you sent to me.  Vol.26:3,
>July 1998.  Perhaps Ive been "misled" by the "experts."
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