Lyallia kerguelensis Hook. fil.
Note: We believe that this specimen is a portion of J.D. Hooker's type material. Of particular interest is the species name, Lyallia, named after David Lyall, who served as the assistant surgeon on H.M.S. Terror during its Antarctic voyage of 1839-1843. Hooker's obituary for Lyall (J. Bot. 33: 209-211, 1895) points out that this naval officer's honorable career included important contributions to Canadian botany that are not well known (but see Pringle 1995, p. 292).
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Program 299Y Project carried out by T.Kovinthan and M.Tse in the Department of
Botany of the University of Toronto during the 2001-2002 academic year. The work
was done in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology of the Royal
Ontario Museum under the supervision of T.A. Dickinson, curator of the ROM Green
Plant Herbarium (TRT). The Adam White scrapbooks are part of the Green Plant Herbarium's
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