6 responses to “Calochortus leichtlinii”

  1. Patrick Collins

    It is quite clear from the first description of the plant in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine that the plant or seed was collected from the Sierra Nevada by Benedikt Roezl who supplied Max Leichtlin in Karlsruhe. Leichtlin then sent bulbs to Kew Gardens where they flowered the following summer.


    Roezl already had a genus and many species named after him.

  2. Sue Webster

    Fascinating link to Spribille. Thanks Daniel!

  3. Mike Timberlake

    Always a joy to be educated in the unusual. I too enjoyed reading about Dr Toby Spribille. Interesting that the complexity lichens remained undiscovered for so long. Now I will have more respect for their existance when I clean my driveway. Thanks Daniel

    1. Ian Medeiros

      If this topic interests you, please don’t stop with the 2016 article. Toby Spribille’s study generated a lot of follow-up research, but much of that new research has suggested that the original findings may not be broadly applicable. See for example James Lendemer’s recent paper in the American Journal of Botany (https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajb2.1339) or Kristiina Mark’s paper in New Phytologist (https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nph.16475).

  4. Walt

    Same question about Camassia leichtlinii.

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