[Taxacom] Please help identify mystery plant

Vincent, Michael A. Dr. vincenma at muohio.edu
Tue Jan 29 12:49:07 CST 2008


Sterculiaceae; Firmiana simplex; carpel from fruit

Mike

Dr. Michael A. Vincent, Curator
W.S. Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Department of Botany
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 USA
Tel.: 513-529-2755
Fax: 513-529-4243
email: vincenma at muohio.edu

Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.
[Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child.]
M. Tulli Ciceronis Orator Ad M. Brutum 120 (46 B.C.)


-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Monique Reed
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:35 PM
To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Please help identify mystery plant

Taxacomers,

An ulabeled Riker mount of an unusual leaf/leaflet was found among some old teaching lab materials in our Biology Department.  It looks like a single leaf with reproductive structures on the margins.  The venation is also unusual.  Does anyone recognize the plant at:

http://www.bio.tamu.edu/courses/biol301/mysteryleaf.jpg

The leaf or leaflet is 6-7 cm long.

Thanks,
Monique Reed
Texas A&M University


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