Grass-8: Panicum fischeri

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Vijayasankar

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Dec 7, 2010, 11:15:42 PM12/7/10
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Panicum fischeri, an endemic grass, from Tiruvannamalai district, TN.
 
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 8, 2010, 3:39:09 PM12/8/10
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Thanks a lot for sharing this rare plant Vijay.
Pankaj

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Dec 8, 2010, 3:51:18 PM12/8/10
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Panicum fischeri Bor Kew Bull. 1956 (2): 257 (1956).

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Pankaj

SORRY THE MAIL BOUNCED.... SO I HAD TO SEND SEPARATELY


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:15 AM, Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Panicum fischeri Bor Kew Bull. 1956 (2): 257 (1956).
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> Protologue attached.
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> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Vijayasankar <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:

MAY BE ISOTYPE Panicum fischeri.jpg

Pankaj Kumar

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MAY BE ISOTYPE Panicum fischeri 2.jpg

Pankaj Kumar

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Protologue attached
PROTOLOGUE Panicum fischeri.pdf

Vijayasankar

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Dec 8, 2010, 5:50:59 PM12/8/10
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Thank you very much Pankaj, for the Types and Protologue. Yes it is a rare species. Gamble collected in 1880s from Nilgiris. Later it was reported from AP & KL. My collection was perhaps second from TN state. We got it identified by Dr.T.A. Cope, the grass expert at Kew. Its a very good, unique species.
(i dont know why Bor honoured Fischer while naming this species instead of the collector - Gamble!?)
 
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On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
Protologue attached

Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 8, 2010, 6:27:43 PM12/8/10
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Thanks a lo for the information.

You have got a point there, why he didnt name the plant after Gamble
but Fisher though he used Gamble's specimen.
I think I got one answer.....strange one but may be true.

In 1946 he already named one for Gamble, i.e. Poa gamblei Bor 1948
(1): 144 (1948).

ONE FOR EACH FUNDA you see.....

HOW????
FOR ANSWER CHECK MY NEXT MAIL!!!

He must be having good company of botanists in heaven :).....

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Clusiaceae Kayea sukoeana Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot. 3: 148. 1941 (IK)
Illecebraceae Kabulia akhtarii Bor & C.E.C.Fisch. -- Indian Forester
1939, lxv. 611. (IK)
Poaceae trib. Aeluropodeae Nevski ex Bor -- Oesterr. Bot. Z. 112: 184. 1965
Poaceae Agrostis mackliniae Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 417 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae Agrostis poluninii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1953, 269 (1953). (IK)
Poaceae Agrostis stewartii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1956, 255 (1956). (IK)
Poaceae Agrostis wardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 444 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Alopecurus davisii Bor -- Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 25:
63. 1963 (IK)
Poaceae Arthraxon santapaui Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 446 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Arundinaria macclureana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 420 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae Arundinaria wardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 418 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae Coelachne soerensenii Bor -- Dansk Bot. Ark. xx. 149 (1962). (IK)
Poaceae Colpodium gillettii Bor -- Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 25:
64. 1963 (IK)
Poaceae Dactyloctenium henrardianum Bor -- Blumea, Suppl. 3: 44. 1946 (IK)
Poaceae Danthonia jacquemontii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1952, 80 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Deyeuxia griffithii Bor -- Fl. Iranica [Rechinger] 70: 272. 1970 (IK)
Poaceae Deyeuxia hackelii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1954, 497 (1954). (IK)
Poaceae Deyeuxia kashmiriana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1954, 558 (1955). (IK)
Poaceae Deyeuxia nagarum Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot. 1: 69. 1938 (IK)
Poaceae Deyeuxia parsana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 42 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Dichanthium theinlwinii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 223 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Digitaria duthieana Henrard ex Bor -- Kew Bull. 1953, 273 (1953). (IK)
Poaceae Digitaria larsenii Bor -- Dansk Bot. Ark. xx. 157 (1962). (IK)
Poaceae Digitaria stewartiana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 166 (1951). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria acutipes Bor -- Kew Bull. 1952, 560 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria ballardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 584 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria blatteri Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 70 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria ceylanica Bor -- Kew Bull. 562 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria deccanensis Bor -- Kew Bull. 578 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria fischeri Bor -- Kew Bull. 564 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria keenanii Bor -- Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 28:
299. 1968 (IK)
Poaceae Dimeria orissae Bor -- Kew Bull. 579 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Duthiea nepalensis Bor -- Kew Bull. 1953. 550 (1954). (IK)
Poaceae Eragrostis theinlwinii Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot. 3: 144. 1941 (IK)
Poaceae Erianthus wardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1954, 498 (1954). (IK)
Poaceae Erianthus williamsii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 413 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae × Euchlaezea Janaki ex Bor -- Grasses Burma, Ceyl., Ind. &
Pakist. 266 (1960), hybr. artef., sine descr. lat. (IK)
Poaceae Eulalia staintonii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 411 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae Eulaliopsis sykesii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 412 (1958). (IK)
Poaceae Festuca hedgei (Bor) E.B.Alexeev -- Byull. Mosk. Obshch.
Ispyt. Prir., Biol. 82(3): 100 (1977). (IK)
Poaceae Hyparrhenia griffithii Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot. 1: 92. 1938 (IK)
Poaceae Isachne fischeri Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 69 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum dalzellii Stapf ex Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 448 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum hansenii Bor -- Dansk Bot. Ark. xxiii. 470 (1968). (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum hubbardii Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot. 1: 98. 1938 (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum lacei Stapf ex Bor -- Kew Bull. 1950, 187 (1950). (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum ritchiei Stapf ex Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 449 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Ischaemum santapaui Bor -- J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. xlix. 167
(1950). (IK)
Poaceae Jansenella griffithiana (C.Muell.) Bor -- Kew Bull. 98 (1955). (IK)
Poaceae Leucopoa hedgei Bor -- Fl. Iranica [Rechinger] 70: 71. 1970 (IK)
Poaceae Lophochloa berythea (Boiss. & Blancke) Bor -- Taxon xvi. 68 (1967). (IK)
Poaceae Lophopogon duthiei Stapf ex Bor -- Grasses Burma, Ceyl., Ind.
& Pakist. 689 (1960). (IK)
Poaceae Miscanthus taylorii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1953, 273 (1953). (IK)
Poaceae Miscanthus wardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 274 (1953). (IK)
Poaceae Nastus holttumianus Bor -- Oesterr. Bot. Z. 120(1-2): 90. 1972 (IK)
Poaceae Oryzopsis rechingeri Bor -- Fl. Iranica [Rechinger] 70: 402. 1970 (IK)
Poaceae Oryzopsis stewartiana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1953, 272 (1953). (IK)
Poaceae Oryzopsis wendelboi Bor -- Nytt Mag. Bot., Oslo i. 16 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Panicum fischeri Bor -- Kew Bull. 1956, 257 (1956). (IK)
Poaceae Poa davisii Bor -- Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 31(3): 395. 1972 (IK)
Poaceae Poa eleanorae Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 142 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Poa gamblei Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 144 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Poa koelzii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 139 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Poa rhadina Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 138 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Poa roemeri Bor -- Fl. Iranica [Rechinger] 70: 39. 1970 (IK)
Poaceae Poa stapfiana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 239 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Poa stewartiana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 185 (1951). (IK)
Poaceae Poa wardiana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 143 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Saccharum hookeri Nayaran. ex Bor -- Fl. Assam v. App. 1. 461
(1940). (IK)
Poaceae Sclerostachya milroyi Bor -- in Indian Forest Rec. n.s., i.
Bot., 85 (1939). (IK)
Poaceae Sinarundinaria macclureana (Bor) C.S.Chao & G.Y.Yang -- J.
Bamboo Res. 13(1): 20 (1994):. (IK)
Poaceae Sporobolus collettii (Hook.f.) Bor -- Kew Bull. 1954, 502 (1954). (IK)
Poaceae Sporobolus kerrii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1949, 252 (1949). (IK)
Poaceae Sporobolus stocksii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1948, 45 (1948). (IK)
Poaceae Stipa hookeri Stapf & Bor -- Kew Bull. 1950, 319 (1951),
descr. emend. et ampl. (IK)
Poaceae Stipa munroana Bor -- Kew Bull. 1954, 500 (1954). (IK)
Poaceae Stipa staintonii Bor -- Bull. Bot. Surv. India vii. 133 (1965). (IK)
Poaceae Themeda mooneyi Bor -- Kew Bull. 1951, 451 (1952). (IK)
Poaceae Thyrsostachys oliveri Gamble & Bor -- Indian Forest Rec., Bot.
2: 222, descr. emend. 1941 (IK)
Poaceae Tripogon hookerianus Bor -- Grasses Burma, Ceyl., Ind. &
Pakist. 522 (1960). (IK)
Poaceae Tripogon larsenii Bor -- Dansk Bot. Ark. xxiii. 470 (1968). (IK)
Poaceae Tripogon wardii Bor -- Kew Bull. 1957, 417 (1958). (IK)

These doesnt include those names which had basionyms.

Vijayasankar

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Dec 8, 2010, 11:38:40 PM12/8/10
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Hi Pankaj, thanks for the details.
But, neither Poa is a basionym for this one, nor the genus Panicum has existing specific epithet gamblei. So there was no force/rule to prevent Bor from naming the species in collector's name. Anyway after all both Gamble and Fischer were thick friends (citation needed). And Bor might have decided to honour Fischer who compiled the 3rd vol of Flora of Presidency after Gamble. So this may be purely honouring the contribution. And he has honoured Fisher thrice (Dimeria, Isachne & Panicum, from your list). That shows his great sense of appreciation.
 
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Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 8, 2010, 11:50:56 PM12/8/10
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Yes dear, it was purely honoring the contributions. I was joking!!
My intention was to say that he wouldnt have named plants after single
person again and again. HONOR TO ALL!!

Pankaj

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