Comments: Kartesz (1994, 1999) and the California Natural Diversity Database (8/2000) consider D. cymosa ssp. agourensis distinct, whereas it is considered a synonym of ssp. ovatifolia by the USFWS (1997, 1999); Bartel in Hickman (1993); and the California Native Plant Society (1994). Dudleya cymosa ssp. ovatifolia is generally recognized, e.g., by Kartesz (1994 checklist, 1999 synthesis); new Jepson manual (Hickman 1993); McAuley (1985); and the USFWS (1997, 1999). LEM 23Dec99 and BMacB 26Sep2000.