Oxalis Check List

Harold Koopowitz hkoopowi@uci.edu
Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:48:17 PDT
How can one get a copy?
At 07:33 AM 6/15/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear All,
>I have just received Edition 2 of the Oxalis checklist of species with 
>some descriptions & cultural notes compiled by Richard Clifton of the 
>Geraniaceae Group (May 2004). I haven't had a chance to compare it with 
>the previous version, but it is 142 pages versus 119. From his notes on 
>the first page: "Errors are mine, unless specifically assigned, Issue Two 
>has more descriptions and removes spelling & some other errors I made in 
>Issue 1; Leeane Dreyer now working with a team of students on the S. 
>African bulbous species has not produced her Revision at 1Dec03 but 
>promises to reduce the species to about 150 which would 'fit' with 
>calculations due to the expected number of synonyms usual in a genus."
>Although Clifton would not want anyone to attempt to i.d. a plant from his 
>checklist, it does provide so much more information than is usually 
>available, tells the status (species, synonym, invalid name, etc.), 
>includes the specifics about the name (who, where, when), often has 
>information about the ecology, habitat (country, sometimes where in the 
>country and when it blooms), sometimes a description of as much 
>information as he could find, occasionally where you can find an 
>illustration, and finally occasionally remarks. This is a meticulous 
>gathering together of information. But also the writer's strong opinions 
>and experience if he has had it are interspersed throughout.
>Mary Sue
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