An historic name, in use before 1867, and problably originally applied to trees grown in French nurseries from batches of wild-origin seed. Variegation in seed raised plants from natural populations is rare and unstable. The original form to which the name was applied is probably no longer in cultivation, and far more stable, named variegates have been selected in modern times. (Auders & Spicer 2012). Jacobson (1996) syonymises this with ‘Albospica’.