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1806, year of birth of the 'cruel' Pinguicula crystallina Sm. (Lentibulariaceae). To the memory of 200 years Florae Graecae Prodromus (1806-1816) and Flora Graeca (1806-1840)

Casper, S. Jost

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 36(2):38-45
Published June 2007

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Abstract

Since its discovery, Pinguicula crystallina Sm. has deeply impressed botanists and friends of flowering plants at every turn. It was discovered in 1787 by John Sibthorp and Ferdinand Bauer in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus, but this tiny carnivorous herb first became known to the scientific botanical community in 1806, with the publications of the famous Florae Graecae Prodromus and Flora Graeca. In 1914, Holmboe (p. 216) called it “the most typical species and also the greatest ornament of the vegetation in the springs.”

Keywords: History: Pinguicula crystallina

Article Citation

Casper, S. Jost. 2007. 1806, year of birth of the 'cruel' Pinguicula crystallina Sm. (Lentibulariaceae). To the memory of 200 years Florae Graecae Prodromus (1806-1816) and Flora Graeca (1806-1840). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 36(2):38-45.

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