Cirsium arizonicum var. tenuisectum

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Variety tenuisectum occurs in the New York Mountains of southeastern California and the Spring Mountains of southwestern Nevada. The name Cirsium nidulum has long been misapplied to the plants here treated as var. tenuisectum (e.g., P. A. Munz 1959; J. T. Howell 1960b; R. J. Moore and C. Frankton 1974b; D. J. Keil and C. E. Turner 1993). My examination of the type of C. nidulum indicates that the taxon is properly treated as a synonym of C. arizonicum var. arizonicum.