Please help ID this

David Retief dretief@yahoo.com
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:13:53 PDT
You are quite right Roland, my mistake, the ship was called "Peru".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Squill/


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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:53:21 +0200
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I thought The name of the ship was Peru

maybe someone can confirm this

Roland

2012/10/4 David Retief <dretief@yahoo.com>

> Hi Again,
>
> Thanks for the trouble - I got an ID in my facebook group:
>
> Scilla peruviana (which interestingly enough, is not from Peru - the ship
> that brought the plant samples to Carolus Linnaeus in 1753 was called the
> Peruviana, and he was thus mislead).
>
>
> Kind regards,
> David.





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