Re: Pacific Northwest CP

Jan Schlauer (
Tue, 13 Dec 1994 11:42:07 +0100

Dear Patrick,

>The more field work I do the more I feel that many
>herbarium species are just that, herbarium species, and do not reflect the
>reality of gene flow in the field and morphological differentiation which is
>only a reponse to local habitat conditions.
> Pinguicula vulgaris L. (I accept P. macroceras as a synonym)

I do appreciate all the field work you have done, but have you seen any
specimen (living, dried, photographed) of _Pinguicula vulgaris_ s.str. from
NE America, or Europe, already?

Of course, the two are related to each other but if you lump them together
you would have to lump nearly all European taxa into _P.vulgaris_ (which
is, as far as I can judge by my own field & herbarium work, absolutely not

>(...) is very habitat specific.

Which is, e.g. not the case with _P.vulgaris_ s.str....

Many thanks for the locality information!

>The species names and synonyms I accept are:
>Utricularia minor L.
> Utricularia occidentalis Gray

Where do you have this synonym from?

>Utricularia vulgaris L.
> Lentibularia vulgaris Moench.
> Utricularia macrorhiza Leconte

Do you know more than TAYLOR in this respect?

Kind regards