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    Any body can explain to me what is different in the meaning between spatulata or spathulata. Which one is correct or better?

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    i think it is "D. Spathulata" but it is corect to refer to that sundew as either name
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    It should be D. spatulata without the 'h'.

    See thread.
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    Thanks!


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    For questions of correct spelling try the ICPS Carnivorous Plant Database
    http://www.omnisterra.com/bot/cp_home.cgi

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    Hi BobZ:
    You tell me the source! Thank you very much!!!

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    problems again!
    1. sphalm.typogr. was outside the name, what's meaning in this case.
    N: [Drosera spathulata {auct.}]sphalm.typogr.


    2. At the LFR, what's the meaning of this number.
    LFR:
    18: Japan-Korea
    21: Taiwan
    24: Southeastern China
    97: South China

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    The spelling 'spathulata' seems to come from the similarly named Nepenthes spathulata. The Drosera species is 'spatulata.'
    Sphalm. stands for sphalmate, a printed error or slip of the pen. Auct. stands for auctorum, of authors, usually referring to authors other than the original descriptor of the taxa in question. So I'd guess that sphalm.typogr. refers to a print error by the typographer of some manuscript, and the entire name indicates some plant that was mistaken for Drosera spatulata by certain domain experts, either in literature or perhaps as the result of faulty literature. But the way the whole thing is parenthesized seems strange. It's been a while since I've done taxonomy stuff.
    Dunno about those numbers, your guess is as good as mine.
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