First local Diospyros sp., Ebenaceae

December 16, 2009

And now Bruno Wallnöfer, of the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, and a foremost authority on Ebenaceae, tells me that my species is Diospyros gaultheriifolia Mart. ex Miq., and according to him a rare species.

Such revisions in determinations is a common practice in herbarium work, and my future virtual herbarium of local flora will be no exception. The advantage of online virtual herbariums (admittedly smaller ones and managed by one person, as will be my case) is the ease in updating the information.

Thanks, Bruno.


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