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H Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Xerophyllum (family Melanthiaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 291495) with original publication details: Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 235 1818.

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Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Helonias tenax Pursh Synonym H WCSP
Melanthium spicatum Walter [Illegitimate] Synonym H WCSP
Xerophyllum douglasii S.Watson Synonym H WCSP

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-291495, and has not been changed.