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alanelliott

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Dimorphanthera wickendeniana - named after Michael Wickenden
« on: January 22, 2018, 02:34:40 PM »
As many of you knew or at least knew of Michael this might be of interest.

A new species of Dimorphanthera in the Ericaceae had been named after him. Dimorphanthera wickendeniana from Indonesian was recently described in Sibbaldia vol. 15 by George Argent.

The plant was collected by Michael in 1993 and has been growing in Living Collection at Edinburgh since 1994 and was only recently recognised as something new.

https://journals.rbge.org.uk/index.php/rbgesib/article/download/229/182 its an openaccess article (everything is in sibbaldia) so you can have a read.

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Re: Dimorphanthera wickendeniana - named after Michael Wickenden
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 02:42:31 PM »
Well, that's nice, he was a real plantsman.
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Re: Dimorphanthera wickendeniana - named after Michael Wickenden
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 02:45:47 PM »
A charming reminder of Michael Wickenden - if something of a tongue-twister. Thanks for the note, Alan!

« Last Edit: January 22, 2018, 02:48:25 PM by Maggi Young »
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