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Joseph Kirkbride jkirkbri at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV
Sun May 23 11:07:37 CDT 1999

There was a Brasilian plant collected named Ezechias Paulo Heringer who
restarted his collection number series THREE times.  Each time that he
made a major job change, he restarted his number series.  He was one of
the most important collectors in central Brasil in modern times.  I do
not know the exact size of his three collections, but I believe that each
one was over 15,000.  Consequently there are three Herchinger et al.
number 1, number 2, etc.  Therefore every Heringer collection MUST always
be cited with the date and ALL the secondary collectors.  I realize that
it pumps up the ego of many collectors to see only their name cited, but
the date and all secondary collectors should always be cited to avoid future

Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory
Room 304, Building 011A, BARC-West
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350 USA
Voice telephone: 301-504-9447
FAX: 301-504-5810
Internet: jkirkbri at

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