Boechera dentata

Species:Boechera dentata (Rafinesque) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi
Common Name:toothed rock-cress
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Growth Habit:Herbaceous
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Taxonomic Notes:The name Boechera dentata is based on Shortia dentata Raf. 1840, which is a legitimate name as it is a substitute for the illegitimate Arabis dentata Torrey & Gray, Fl. N.Amer. 1: 80. 1838, non Clairville 1811. Therefore, the specific epithet dentata has priority over shortii [of Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason 1952] and the correct combination in Boechera is B. dentata and not B. shortii (Al-Shehbaz and Zurucchi 2008).
Status:Native, Threatened-State, S2 (State Rank)

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Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering Plants
Class Magnoliopsida
Sub Class Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Genus Boechera
Species Boechera dentata (Rafinesque) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi - toothed rock-cress


Citation Boechera dentata (Rafinesque) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi, Harvard Pap. Bot. 13: 293. 2008.
Basionym: Shortia dentata Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 17. 1840.
Type: U.S.A. Kentucky: sandy banks of the Ohio River, C. W. Short s.n. (Lectotype, designated by Mulligan, 1996: 143: DWC; Isolectotype: GH).

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CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Chemung1887 NYS    
Chemung1887 BUF    


SynonymFull CitationBasionymTypeNotes
Arabis perstellata var. shortii Arabis perstellata E.L. Braun var. shortii Fernald   
Arabis shortii Arabis shortii (Fernald) GleasonArabis perstellata E.L. Braun var. shortii Fernald  
Boechera shortii Boechera shortii (Fernald) Al-ShehbazArabis perstellata E.L. Braun var. shortii Fernald