Skunk Cabbages

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:37:49 PDT
Both spellings have Schott as the namer.  I had never heard of him as  
a North American botanist so I looked him up.

Heinrich Wilhelm Schott ( 1794 - 1865) spent several years botanizing  
in Brazil, and then was director of the Habsburg's Schönbrunn Palace  
gardens in Vienna, Austria.   The type specimen of our skunk cabbage  
is probably there.  He named 587 new species of aroids.

There is information about him here: 

Diane Whitehead

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