Loochoo Island and Captain Beechey's Voyage

Olivier De Clerck Olivier.Declerck at RUG.AC.BE
Fri May 1 10:33:40 CDT 1998

Dear all,

Can somebody help me out. I'm looking for a geographical locality
called 'Loochoo Island'. It is the type locality of Dictyota
spinulosa (an unusual algal species), described by W.H. Harvey in
Hooker & Arnott, The Botany of Beechey's Voyage (1838: 275). I have a
feeling Loochoo should be situated somewhere near north of Taiwan,
southern Japan, but I can't find any indication in an atlas. Did it
change name?

Looking forward hearing from you.

Olivier De Clerck.

Olivier De Clerck
Dept. Morph., Syst. & Ecol., Lab. Botany
K.L.Ledeganckstraat 35 - B-9000 Gent, Belgium
tel 9-264.50.64 / fax 9-264.53.34 / olivier.declerck at rug.ac.be


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