Herbertia darwinii

Brand new Friends of Charles Darwin member Germán Roitman, FCD, of Pilar, Argentina writes:

Dear Richard:

As a botanist I have a great admiration about Charles Darwin, and in 2008 I had the chance to publish and dedicate a new species of Iridaceae to Charles Darwin in commemoration of his 200th birth anniversary. Herbertia darwinii is a bulb plant that grow in grasslands in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Please find enclose a picture and a drawing of the plant, and the paper.

Its a pleasure for me to join the Friends of Charles Darwin webpage.

Best regards

Germán Roitman

I have to say, Herbertia darwinii is a stunning flower:

Herbertia darwinii
Herbertia darwinii
Photo courtesy of Germán Roitman
Herbertia darwinii
Herbertia darwinii

See also: Herbertia darwinii (Iridaceae: Tigridieae: Cipurinae), a new species from South America (PDF) by G. Roitman and A. Castillo.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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