Borodinia dentata (Raf.) P.J. Alexander & Windham

Locations ofBorodinia dentata (Raf.) P.J. Alexander & Windham in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Borodinia dentata (Raf.) P.J. Alexander & Windham
Common Name
Short's Rock Cress
Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi; Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason; Arabis perstellata (Braun) var. shortii Fernald
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi
Eastern U.S. species of Boechera were transferred to the genus Borodinia by Alexander et al. (2013, Syst. Bot. 38:192-209) based on a relatively close relationship with Asian Borodinia macrophylla. While w. N. American Boechera form a convincing clade, we feel that additional studies are needed to firm up support for the transfer. Inclusion of only a single Asian species and stair-step relationships between a number of genera may belie the best placement of our eastern taxa.
Rich, well-drained floodplains and rocky slopes along the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Rare.
Native Status

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