I am forwarding this message from Alison Dibble:
Rick, would you please put a request up on JBS-link on behalf of Dr.
Leo Bruederle of Univ. Colorado, Denver? He urgently needs material of
Carex cryptolepis for a population genetics study and asked Alison
Dibble to circulate his request.
Here is more info.
Leo was in Maine earlier this year looking for populations of Carex
cryptolepis for some population genetics work that he is
undertaking. Unfortunately, he had no luck finding it in the northwest
corner of the state recentlyl.
Whole intact culms with inflorescences could be collected. Culms from
distinct individuals would be ideal; depending on the density of
Leo tries to collect from individuals that are 1-2 meters apart. As
culms are intact, the plants can be wrapped in moist paper towel and
in a ziploc bag under refrigeration.
As far as shipping, FedEX would be great -- Leo can reimburse. Dry ice
necessary, as they won't be in transit very long. He'll be checking
e-mail periodically, but won't be back in Denver until 30 June; any
collections could be shipped at that point -- again, they should be
refrigerated as described above.
At the end of June, please send material (that has been kept
Leo P. Bruederle, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Campus Box 171
University of Colorado at Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Here are the specimens at the Maine Herbarium, with their town and
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Androscoggin Livermore Parlin,
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Aroostook T9R5 Chamberlain,
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Aroostook Presque Isle
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Aroostook Fort
Fairfield Chamberlain, G.D.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Cumberland Falmouth Gilman, A.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Kennebec Manchester Rooney, S.C.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Oxford Hebron Campbell, C.S.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Oxford Waterford Campbell, C.S.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Oxford Upton Campbell, C.S. &
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Piscataquis T8R13 (Eagle
Lake) Rossbach, G.B.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Somerset Cornville Coburn, L.H.
Cyperaceae Carex cryptolepis Waldo Liberty Rossbach, G.B.
Thank you very much for helping, for advancing the science of Carex.