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Re: DNA and pollen viability in hosta

  • Subject: Re: DNA and pollen viability in hosta
  • From: CCREDUX@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 19:53:46 EST

In a message dated 3/1/2002 5:06:12 AM Central Standard Time, zonneveld@rulbim.leidenuniv.nl writes:


Dear Mr Schmid
I did read with interest your treatise on species


I happened to be at a library today and found ( Ich habe mich daran gefunden) myself at the Reference section while I waited for a computer. Picked up the H volume of Encyclopaedia Americana, published in 2000. Turned to "Hosta." It read : A genus of 10 species.
Why does this happen? Many respected encyclopaedias make this mistake--OR is it a mistake? Could a competent botantist/taxonomist validly claim that there are but 10 species in the genus? 




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