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Systematics of Amsinckiinae (Boraginaceae): The Popcorn Flowers

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Sonnea Greene

Pittonia 1: 22 (1887)

After Charles Frederick Sonne (1845-1913), of Truckee, California
Plagiobothrys Fisch. & C.A.Mey., Index Seminum [St.Petersburg (Petropolitanus)] 2: 46 (printed as 21) (1836)
Type Species/EspeciesTipo:

Sonnea hispida (A. Gray) Greene, lectotype, after Guilliams et al., 2020)
      [Plagiobothrys hispidus A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 286. 1885]

Distribution of Sonnea:
Distribution map of Sonnea, from POWO Distribution map of Sonnea, from BONAP
LEFT: POWO. 2019. Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet. Green=native. Accessed 31 Dec 2019.
RIGHT: BONAP. 2019. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed 31 Dec 2019.

2 species and 2 minimally ranked taxa
All North American (USA)

Sonnea glomerata (A.Gray) Greene, Pittonia 1: 22 (1887) [Plagiobothrys glomeratus A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 286. 1885]
Sonnea hispida (A.Gray) Greene, Pittonia 1: 22 (1887) [Plagiobothrys hispidus A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 286. 1885

KEY TO SONNEA SPECIES (after Johnston 1923: 64):

Nutlets dark, dull, conspicuously rugose and tuberculate, 1–2.3 mm long ..... Sonnea hispida
Nutlets light colored, somewhat shiny, nearly smooth, 2–3 mm long
..... Sonnea glomerata


Fischer, F. E. L. and C. A. Meyer. 1836. Plagiobothrys. Index Seminum [St.Petersburg (Petropolitanus)] 2: 46 (printed as 21).
Guilliams, C.M., Hasenstab-Lehman, K. & Baldwin Bruce, G. 2020. Nomenclatural changes in western North American Amsinckiinae (Boraginaceae). Novon 28: 51-59.

Johnston, I. M. 1923.
Studies in the Boraginaceae. A synopsis and redefinition of Plagiobothrys. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 68:57-80.

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