Astrophyllum dumosum Torr. & A.Gray

, Pacific Railr. Rep. 2, Pt. 4, Bot. (Pope) 161 (-162) (1857).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River ...
161 (-162)
Date of Publication
dt. 1855; publ. 1857
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

& collection: “Captain Pope collected, on the Organ mountains, specimens, without flowers or fruit, of a remarkable Rutaceous plant, which had been previously gathered there by Mr. Wright, and H. B. Gray, Esq. We have also received it from Dr. Edwards, of the United States army, who found it on the Mimbres. Dr. J. M. Bigelow and Mr. Schott were so fortunate as to detect it in fruit, while they were engaged in the Mexican boundary survey under the command of Major W. H. Emory. The former gentleman collected it, in 1852, on the Florence mountains, which, we believe, are in the southern part of New Mexico, near the Rio Grande; and Mr. Schott obtained it farther down the river.
Distribution Of Types
United States of America (Northern America)


Some works attribute the name A. dumosum to Torrey alone. However, the article is jointly authored by Torrey and A. Gray, and the genus and species names are not ascribed to anyone. Therefore, both Torrey and A. Gray are accepted here as the authors.


Basionym of
Choisya dumosa (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts xxiii. (1888) 224.
Basionym of
Choisya dumosa (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 23: 224 (1888).
Duplicate citation of
Astrophyllum dumosum Torr. & A.Gray, Bot. Pope Exped. (Pacif. Rail. Rep. ii.). 161 (1855).