Convolvulus spithamaeus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 158 (1753)
This name is a synonym of Calystegia spithamaea

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Calystegia spithacea.]
  • Jarvis, C.E. in Jarvis, C.E. (2007). Convolvulaceae. Order out of Chaos Linnean Soc. London & Nat. Hist. Museum. [Cited as Calystegia spithamaea.]
  • Kartesz, J.T. in Kartesz, J.T. (1994). Convolvulaceae. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland: 217-221. Timber Press. [Cited as Calystegia spithamaea.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Fernald & Rollins in Fernald, M.L. with R. C. Rollins (1950). Gray's Manual of Botany, 8th edition: 1177-1185. Dioscorides Press. [Cited as Convolvulus spithamaeus.]
  • Gray, A. in Gray, A. (1878). Convolvulaceae. Synoptical Flora of North America, edit. 1 2(2): 207-224, 394. [Cited as Convolvulus spithamaeus.]
  • Scoggan, H.J. in Scoggan, H.J. (1979). Convolvulaceae. The Flora of Canada 4: 1253-1257. National Museum of Natural Sciences. [Cited as Convolvulus spithamaeus.]

Other Data

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