herbarium lab

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Wed Jan 26 10:02:34 EST 2000


"David W. Kramer" wrote:
For example, if they have a "type
> specimen" the students might like to see it and this could lead to a very
> interesting discussion about the history of plant taxonomy and the idea of
> type specimens in the past vs today.  If they don't own a type specimen,
> they might have a holotype.

Um, a holotype is *the* type, the one specimen designated to link a
taxonomic name with a physical entity.

Monique Reed




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