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Many names have changed in the last few years, especially the names of genera. But often there is not an exact correspondence between an old genus name and a new one, since it can depend on the particular subspecies or variety. The list below shows changes for some of the plants on this website that are found in California; it is not yet complete even for those. It is ordered according to the old names; click on the corresponding new name to get to the appropriate page.

Old Name

Arabis lemmonii var. lemmonii
Arabis platysperma
Arabis sparsiflora

Arenaria congesta var.suffrutescens
Arenaria kinglii var. glabrescens
Arenaria macradenia

Aster alpigenus

Mahonia aquifolium

Brodiaea californica var. californica

Callitropsis pygmaea

Camissonia subacaulis
Camissonia tanacetifolia

Centaurium venustum

Chamaesyce albomarginata

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Coreopsis bigelovii
Coreopsis stillmanii

Cortaderia toetoe

Cryptantha circumscissa
Cryptantha nubigena

Cupressus goveniana ssp. pigmaea
Cupressus goveniana ssp. pygmaea
Cupressus pygmaea

Dicentra chrysantha

Disporum hookeri

Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patula
Dodecatheon hendersonii
Dodecatheon jeffreyi
Dodecatheon redolens

Dugaldia hoopesii

Epilobium angustifolium
Epilobium angustifolium ssp. circumvagum
Epilobium latifolium

Eremocarpus setigerus

Gunnera chilensis

Hemizonia fitchii

Homeria elegans

Hymenoclea salsola

Hypericum formosum var. scouleri

Isopyrum occidentale

Kumara plicatilis

Kumlienia hystricula

Leptodactylon pungens

Linanthus bicolor
Linanthus nuttallii ssp. pubescens    

Lotus argophyllus var. fremontii
Lotus crassifolius
Lotus humistratus
Lotus micranthus
Lotus nevadensis
Lotus oblongifolius
Lotus scoparius
Lotus strigosus

Lysichiton americanum

Machaeranthera canescens

Madia minima

Michelia yunnananensis

Mitella breweri

Mimulus mephiticus

Monardella glauca

Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea

Parvisedum congdonii
Parvisedum pumilum

Phoradendron macrophyllum

Plectritis brachystemon

Polygonum bistortoides
Polygonum davisiae
Polygonum phytolaccifolium

Potentilla fruticosa
Potentilla glandulosa
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. nevadensis
Potentilla palustris

Primula redolens

Rhamnus californica ssp. tomentella
Rhamnus rubra ssp. obtusissima

Salix arctica

Sambucus mexicana

Sanguisorba occidentalis

Saxifraga bryophora
Saxifraga californica
Saxifraga oregana

Silene californica

Smilacena racemosa
Smilacena stellata

Spiraea densiflora

Styrax officinalis var. redivivus

Swertia radiata

Tofieldia occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Triantalis latifolia

Yucca whipplei

Zigadenus exaltatus
Zigadenus fremontii

New Name

Boechera arcuata
Boechera platysperma
Boechera lemmonii

Eremogone congesta var. suffrutescens
Eremogone kingii var. glabrescens
Eremogone macradenia var. macradenia

Oreostemma alpigenum var. andersonii

Berberis aquifolium

Brodiaea californica

Hesperocyparis pygmaea

Taraxia subacaulis
Taraxia tanacetifolia

Zeltnera venusta

Euphorbia albomarginata

Tetradymia canescens

Leptosyne bigelovii
Leptosyne stillmanii

Austroderia toetoe

Greeneocharis circumscissa
Oreocarya nubigena

Hesperocyparis pygmaea
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
Hesperocyparis pygmaea

Ehrendorferia chrysantha

Prosartes hookeri

Primula clevelandii ssp. patula
Primula hendersonii
Primula jeffreyi
Primula redolens

Hymenoxys hoopesii

Chamerion angustifolium
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum

Chamerion latifolium

Croton setigerus

Gunnera tinctoria

Centromadia fitchii

Moraea elegans

Ambrosia salsola

Hypericum scouleri

Enemion occidentale

Aloe plicatilis

Ranunculus hystriculus

Linanthus pungens

Leptosiphon bicolor
Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens

Acmispon argophyllus var. fremontii
Hosackia crassifolia var. crassifolia
Acmispon brachycarpus
Acmispon parviflorus
Acmispon nevadensis var. nevadensis
Hosackia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia
Acmispon glaber var. glaber
Acmispon strigosus

Lysichiton americanus

Dieteria canescens var. canescens

Hemizonella minima

Magnolia laevifolia

Pectiantia breweri

Mimulus nanus var. mephiticus

Monardella odoratissima ssp. glauca

Opuntia polycantha var. erinacea

Sedella pumila
Sedella pumila

Phoradendron serotinum ssp. macrophyllum

Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon

Bistorta bistortoides
Aconogonon davisiae
Aconogonon phytolaccifolim

Dasiphora fruticosa
Drymocalis glandulosa var. glandulosa
Drymocalis lactea var. lactea
Comarum palustre

Primula fragrans

Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
Frangula rubra ssp. obtusissima

Salix petrophila

Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

Poteridium annum

Micranthes bryophora
Micranthes californica
Micranthes oregana

Silene laciniata ssp. californica

Maianthemum racemosum
Maianthemum stellatum

Spiraea splendens

Styrax redivivus

Frasera speciosa

Triantha occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Lysimachia ‚Äčlatifolia

Hesperoyucca whipplei

Toxicoscordion venenosum var. venenosum
Toxicoscordion fremontii


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