Rubus beamanii, a new name for Rubus vagus L.H. Bailey, a glandular dewberry described from Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and recently discovered in Ohio
The recent discovery of Rubus vagus L.H. Bailey at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Portage and Trumbull County, Ohio, has highlighted a seldom-seen species of North American Rubus that, for 70 years, has been illegitimately named. We propose a valid name for it: Rubus beamanii Widrlechner & Riley, nom. nov., honoring Professor John Beaman (1929-2015). A key to the glandular dewberries of Ohio and surrounding states is included as an aid to distinguishing R. beamanii from the other glandular dewberries encountered in the region.
This aricle is published as Widrlechner, Mark P., and Brian P. Riley. 2017. Rubus beamanii, a new name for Rubus vagus L.H. Bailey, a glandular dewberry described from Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and recently discovered in Ohio. Phytoneuron 2017-10: 1-10. Posted with permission.