Re: Alistair Culham and Bill Scholl's Drosera

Date: Thu Nov 11 1999 - 00:43:33 PST

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 08:43:33 +0000
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Subject: Re: Alistair Culham and Bill Scholl's Drosera

Dear Sherry,

> has anyone heard of a "new Venezuelan Drosera" being described and named
> through them? Any advice on how best to follow up on this plant's
> progress (or lack thereof)? I'm really concerned that after all this
> time the plant may be ascribed to someone else, and Bill will not
> receive his very well-earned small tribute if this is indeed a new
> species.

Receiving answers from British academia is sometimes difficult,
indeed. Anyway, I do think Alastair Culham is still at Reading.

Two new species have been described by Alastair Culham et al. back
in 1995 (Novon 5:241-242), viz. _D. hirticalyx_ and _D. yutajensis_
(the latter is in my opinion not sufficiently distinct from _D.
arenicola var. occidentalis_). I do not know if any of these is the
plant collected by Bill Scholl. At least neither taxon is based on
material collected by him. Where precisely is the plant in question

Kind regards

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