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Hectorellaceae (Hectorella family)
Lyallia kerguelensis Hook. fil.

TRT 257076

Collector: J.D. Hooker
Location: Kerguelen Island
Date: 1839-1843

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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This site is the product of a Research Opportunity 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 collection of Victorian and later scrapbook herbaria.

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