Checklist » Rosaceae » Petrophytum caespitosum ssp. caespitosum
Last updated 12/6/2020 by David Giblin.
Petrophytum caespitosum (Nutt.) Rydb. ssp. caespitosum[HC2, JPM2]
Rocky Mountain rockmat

Publication: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 206. 1900.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: ID

Notes: Two specimens collected from WA. Tracked by WNHP.

Note that the orthographic variant Petrophyton is used in some references for this genus name.

From the Jepson Manual online: "Correspondence 1 indicates that Petrophyton is an orthographic variant, and that the correct spelling is Petrophytum, because Rydberg (Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 1:206--207. 1900) published the genus name by raising Eriogynia sect. Petrophytum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) S. Watson to genus rank, albeit misspelling it as Petrophyton in the process. [Therefore, spelling of genus name corrected to Petrophytum, from Petrophyton previously in this Index, 27 May 2009.] "

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