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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] That's a drawing I've never seen before! I have a paper somewhere by Masters that isn't really much use and some rather poor line drawings from around the turn of the century, but that drawing above is very useful. Looks to me that Geoff Mansell's plant is very similar and it remains to be seen how BU-1 and BU-2's peristomes develop as plants mature.

    Isn't it amazing how much work was done on these plants a century or more ago? Pity some of those folks aren't still around and able to post on this forum!
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    Rob,

    I had you in mind especially when I posted the lithograph
    image. Thought you'd find it interesting and would have
    something to say. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    mrmiller, I don't think that applies to most plants
    Paradise found is paradise lost
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    The world is just big enough for us to not realize how small it really is.

    Change is the only thing constant.

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    It can be argued whether N. burkei is a distict species or not, but that lithograph is pretty convincing evidence that Geoff Mansell's plant is the one that was named N. burkei.

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    Joe

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    Jeff, that lithographic image is the most interesting of all the evidence I have ever seen about this so-called species.

    Yes Joe, if that lithograph is to be taken as a serious effort to artistically reproduce an actual specimen of the species, then I wouldn't argue about the veracity of Geoff Mansell's plant.

    Hopefully I'll be able to tell you more after I've actually been there!

    At risk of repeating myself, I do so much admire the work of the early botanists compared to the 'armchair expertise' we are subjected to today.
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    Mr. Miller...
    I asked my biology teacher (Who is actually a geneticist) about that myself. We were taught that as a rule, species couldn't interbreed to produce successful offspring. We were taught that interspecial(?) gametes never reached a the zygotic stage (due to factors such as diff number of chromosomes, mechanical configurations that might not match, etc.), and others began development, but never reached a successful reproductive state (either still births, sterility, etc.). Obviously this is untrue when looking at complex hybrids, right? We not only see complex hybrids in CPs, but in orchids, day lilies, etc. Thats what I know on the subject... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Right or Wrong...

    What sort of geographical barriers are there between N. burkei and N. ventricosa? If they're not really within eachother's vincinity, wouldn't that merit the differentiation?

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    Re post those pictures!!

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