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Drosera x hybrida rest in peace

Brittnacher, John

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 40(4):112-121
Published 1 December 2011

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In the final years of the 19th century, the Scottish botanist John Muirhead Macfarlane was uniquely situated to discover, describe, and understand a plant he named Drosera hybrida (Macfarlane 1899). He was classically trained in all the minutia related to structural botany and probably spent a large part of his early life sitting at a microscope. His scientific method was to observe and describe nature, then philosophize about what he discovered.

Keywords: history: Drosera x hybrida

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Brittnacher, John. 2011. Drosera x hybrida rest in peace. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 40(4):112-121.

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