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DOI

10.5642/aliso.19881201.04

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17

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27

Abstract

Accurate identification of the species of Draba at high elevations in the White Mountains of eastern California and adjacent Nevada has been impossible because of frequent misinterpretations in the literature and the lack of a coherent source of information. A preliminary investigation of newly collected material suggested that several species of Draba, endemic or nearly so to these mountains, had not been recognized. Descriptions and relevant comparisons are given for a new combination, D. californica, and two new species, D. monoensis and D. subumbellata. Specimen citations for all taxa of Draba occurring at high elevations, roughly above 3000 m, are provided as a basis for our taxonomic decisions and to aid others in the interpretation of the taxonomy of the genus as it occurs in the White Mountains.

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© 1988 Reed C. Rollins and Robert A. Price

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