Calflora
Taxon  Report   11379    
Boechera acutina  (Greene) Windham & Al-Shehbaz
Pointed rockcress
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Boechera acutina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Arabis divaricarpa var. interposita
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Boechera:  after Tyge Wittrock Böcher (Boecher) (1909-1983), born in Copenhagen, an authority on Arctic vegetation and the flora of Greenland, also worked in Argentina. Thanks to Boechera authority Dr. Ihsan Al-Shehbaz at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the following information: "Tyge Boecher worked (1951-1969) on a group of species then referred to as members of the genus Arabis. He did a splendid job. Askel and Doris Love recognized his contribution and named (1975) the genus Boechera after Tyge. It turned out that Arabis and Boechera are [not closely related] genera that belong to different tribes." He also added that the pronunciation of the generic name should be boo'-ker-a. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

acu:  sharply-pointed (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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