plant mystery id

Mon Aug 25 13:53:20 CDT 1997

Mon 25 Aug 145p


    My colleague Bert Pittman poses the following question--I'm no
help to him. Does anyone know the answer? You might want to respond
directly to Bert at BertP at

    Thanks, John Nelson

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John,  the geography puzzle names the rare foliage of the capucin-- so
called because its seeds resemble the hoods of the Capuchin monks. This
plant inhabits an archipelago uninhabited until the seventeenth century.
Can you help? Bert

John B. Nelson
Curator of the Herbarium (USCH)
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

nelson at
803-777-8196 phone
803-777-4002 fax

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