[Taxacom] Unknown Fruit ID

Perkins,Kent D kperkins at flmnh.ufl.edu
Thu May 16 14:51:52 CDT 2019


There is a relatively recent monograph for Gomphocarpus,
Goyder, D.J. and A. Nicholas. 2001. A revision of Gomphocarpus R.Br. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae). Kew Bulletin 56: 769-836.
in JSTOR at: https://www.jstor.org/stable/4119297?seq=1

G. fruticosus and G. physocarpus are distinct.

Here's the Wikipedia page for G.p.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomphocarpus_physocarpus

Kent

From: Perkins,Kent D
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:32 PM
To: 'Donna Ford-Werntz' <dford2 at wvu.edu>; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Cc: herbaria at nacse.org; Link Davis <linkmdavis at gmail.com>
Subject: RE: Unknown Fruit ID

Hi Donna,
I believe that may be what we have in our collection under:

Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) R.Br.
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herbarium/specimens/zoom/imagezoom_html5v3.asp?folder=208&image=208358a1.zif
-note: the authority may be Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T.Aiton

and
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E.Mey.
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herbarium/specimens/zoom/imagezoom_html5v3.asp?folder=232&image=232600a1#ImageTop

I'd assume they may be the same entity and will need to dig deeper the figure out the correct name.

Kent

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Subject: [HERBARIA] Fw: Unknown Fruit ID

I'm sharing request below (from eastern PA) with taxonomy & herbarium listserves (hope images post).

Donna Ford-Werntz, Herbarium Curator
Associate Clinical Professor
Biology Dept., Box 6057
Life Sci. Bldg., 53 Campus Dr.
West Virginia Univ.
Morgantown, WV 26506
304-293-0794; biology.wvu.edu
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From: Link Davis <linkmdavis at gmail.com<mailto:linkmdavis at gmail.com>>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:35 PM
Subject: Unknown Fruit

Can anyone name this member of Apocynaceae family: it was in dried plant display that neighbor was throwing out?


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