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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Canada to N. California.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

British Columbia, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Introduced into:

Germany, Great Britain

Downingia elegans (Douglas ex Lindl.) Torr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Douglas [s.n.], California K000781003 lectotype
Douglas [s.n.], California K000781004 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] K000781005
Douglas [s.n.], USA K000781002
Jan 1, 1962 Geyer, C.A. [665], Missouri Downingia elegans var. corymbosa K000781001
Jan 1, 1962 Douglas [s.n.], Washington Downingia elegans var. corymbosa K000742000 isotype

First published in U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 2: 375 (1857)

Accepted by

  • Douglas, G.W., Meidinger, D. & Penny, J.L. (2002). Rare Native Vascular Plants of British Columbia, ed. 2: 1-358. Province of British Columbia.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Humphreys, A.M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S.Z., Nic Lughadha, E. & Vorontsova, M.S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047.
  • Straley, B.G. & al. (1985). The rare vascular plants of British Columbia Syllogeus 59: 1-165.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0