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Last updated 5/15/2012 by Ben Legler.
Boykinia occidentalis Torr. & A. Gray[FNA8, HC2]
coastal brookfoam

Publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1: 577. 1840.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "The nomenclature of Boykinia occidentalis has been reviewed by R. J. Gornall and B. A. Bohm (1985). It is a polymorphic species but is not as variable as the extensive synonymy might suggest. Taxa have been described on the basis of variation in inflorescence shape, pubescence, stem color, and sepal orientation. It has been shown that these characters are subject to phenotypic plasticity or developmental age and, as such, provide no grounds for dividing the species (Gornall and Bohm). It is sometimes grown in gardens."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Boykinia cincinnata (Rosend. & Rydb.) Fedde
Boykinia elata (Nutt.) Greene[HC]
Boykinia vancouverensis (Rydb.) Fedde
Therofon cincinnatum Rosend. & Rydb.