Fwd: plant taxonomy search

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Jul 9 14:23:23 CDT 2001


If anyone can help this person, please respond directly to her.


>Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 12:06:13 -0700
>From: Kerry Masterson <qux75 at home.com>
>Subject: plant taxonomy search
>Sender: Kerry Masterson <qux75 at home.com>
>To: lammers at vaxa.cis.uwosh.edu
>Original-recipient: rfc822;lammers at uwosh.edu
>
>Dear Sir,
>                  Let me first apologize for intruding by sending you this
>email. I found you address on the Internet and typed it in by hand so that I
>may contact you.
>I have been on a rather long and exhaustive search for a plant, I am in fact
>trying to
>identify an ancient plant so that I may obtain samples of it for modern AIDS
>research.
>
>The plant is known in ancient Hebrew or Greek as;
>E-co-lyptus   OR echolyptus.
>The plant was used in ancient Israel.
>
>The plant is not eucalyptus
>
>The plant my also be a root species know in Brazil as ACOES or ECOES, but I
>have been unable to find
>a source for even the modern plant. Moreover, the name might be a common one,
>which is used by and called such only by local inhabitants.
>
>My thought was to try and tear apart the ancient names a reconstruct the
>plant for the sub-parts of the Greek name.
>
>I know it's a lot to ask to ask for any assistance in finding this plant, any
>response with good information
>would be most appreciated. Please don't respond if you do not know what the
>plant is.
>Thank you
>Kerry Masterson
>
>
>For written replies my mailing address is:
>Kerry Masterson
>1707 Heatherwood Dr,
>Pittsburgh, ca, 94565

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

e-mail:       lammers at uwosh.edu
phone:      920-424-1002
fax:           920-424-1101

Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.

Webpages:
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