Notes and News: West Virginia, Tennessee, and New Appointments
Tucked away in a remote corner of the “endless mountains” of northern Pocahontas County is found a little-known area of some forty acres known as Blister Swamp. This name was very aptly given for here was found an excellent native stand of Abies balsamea (L.) Mill., better known to the natives of the region as Blister Pine.
An interesting discussion by Charles L. Byrne, “Botanical Exploration in West Virginia by Edward Striebly Steele,” appeared in Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Vol. 27, 1955. pp. 32-34.
At publication (Forest, 1956a), examination had not been possible for specimens of the group of Draparnaldia species which are endemic to Lake Baikal. Then, a tentative appraisal had to be made from descriptions and illustrations by their author, Constantine Meyer (1922) (1924) (1926). Now specimens of all nine species have been examined, and a careful translation completed of their descriptions as given by Meyer (1930).