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Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Fri, 7 Jan 1994 10:51:55 GMT+1

> Date: Thu, 6 Jan 1994 10:30:04 -0800
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> From: barry@as.arizona.edu (Barry Meyers-Rice)
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> In the most recent CPN (22:4) is an article on p86 re: _Heliamphora_.
> There is some interesting information regarding the nature of the
> sandy Tepui soil, temperature extremes etc for the plants in the wild.
> The text is pretty short, but the author present a key and checklist of
> features for the species.
> While the article is nice, there is this photo that really gets me
> irritated. Why must people go to these places and then have a picture
> taken of them holding a rare plant they tore out of the ground? Yep,
> there's the author with a nice _H.ionasii_, his trophy kill for the
> safari. Why couldn't he have been kneeling down by some lovely

You critisize the photograph of Bill showing him with a plant of the
species he calls H. ionasii (In fact in my opinion it's not ionasii but a
new species). As I was also shown with a ionasii plant in CPN a few
years ago I can explain for vmy part: I think the actual size of an
impressing plant is shown much better than in comparison with a
camera-lenscap, pack of cigarettes.... . And in fact I did not throw away
my plant after the photo was taken but cut off the leaves and packing it
away. I'm sure Bill did the same.
You can of cause criticize taking plants from the wild, however that's
another story....

> still growing? Commune vs. conquest. Hmmph!
> Jan, this guy lists the following taxa
> _H.nutans_
> _H.minor_
> _H.minor f. laevis_
> _H.ionasii_
> _H.heterodoxa var. heterodoxa_
> _H.heterodoxa var. heterodoxa f. glabella_
> _H.heterodoxa var. exappendiculata_
> _H.heterodoxa var. exappendiculata f. glabella_
> _H.tatei var. tatei_
> _H.tatei var. tatei f. macdonaldae_
> _H.tatei var. tatei f. tyleri_
> _H.tatei var. neblinae_
> _H.tatei var. neblinae f. parva_
> Being something of a lumper in philosophy, I have a certain distaste
> for all these names. Are the various forms and varieties even
> Barry