Jane McGary
Sat, 03 Dec 2005 10:12:07 PST
I don't know whether it's Pasithea caerulea or coerulea so can't help Mary 
Sue there, but as for her questions, "I thought it was from Chile, but it 
looks like
>when it was published it was from Peru?"

Chile was not administratively separate from Peru until 1778, and was not 
independent of Spain for several decades more, so a plant described in the 
late 18th century (as Pasithea was) might be cited as from Peru even though 
it came from present-day Chile.

Jane McGary

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