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Re: Viburnum hanceanum

E.H.Wilson named Rhododendron hanceanum for Dr Hance. Perhaps an answer can
be found in his works.

----- Original Message -----
From: <ECPep@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 11:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Viburnum hanceanum

> In a message dated 1/19/03 4:45:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> haskell@ncweb.com writes:
> >           No, definitely Viburnum hanceanum, named for Dr. Henry
> > Hance, an English botanist who served in the British Consular Service in
> > Canton Province and Hong Kong in the second half of the nineteenth
> > As I mentioned, you will not find it in most of the usual sources:
> > in Dirr, Hortus, Hillier, Bean, Krussmann, Flint, Rehder, or RHS, but
> > folks are out there growing it.
>  Of more interest, Josh, why are you drawn to this species?  Have you read
> something that sends you hunting up some information?  There is the
> possibility of a species once given species rank being found to be a form
> another previously named species.  A hundred years ago, named,  the name
> could by now be changed many times and entered the world of nomenclature
> confusion reigning out there in taxonomy land.
> To locate the plant in the literature, you would need the currently
> recognized botanical monograph on Viburnums.  A botanical garden would
> probably research it for you given a reasonable length of time.  NY
> is a good choice.
> Claire Peplowski
> NYS z4
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