Centres of origin

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Mon Apr 22 23:14:49 CDT 2002


>So if I try to explain the currently pantropical
>distribution of, say, Nephrolepis multiflora to the best of my ability and
>on basis of the currently accepted knowledge, I am participating in a
>metaphysical research program?

Absolutely!

*anything* to do with taxon boundaries, species concepts and identification
in Nephrolepis is both metaphysical and mephistophelian ...

'Tis the Devil's genus... repent now!   :)

jim

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