I, and almost everyone, realizes that is is almost impossible to wipe out an entire species of plant from existence. There is bound to be a few plants of Phrag. besseae found in the wild in Peru. The problem, as I discussed before, is that the type locality is not known to you all for the Peruvian site. The type locality for the type of Phrag. besseae is incorrect.gonewild said:Ask your info providers (including Dodson) if they know for a fact besseae does not exist in Peru. Perhaps you are taking information that is assumed to be true and accepting it as a fact of certainty.
Another thing that Dodson discussed with me was the possibility of those Phrag. besseae that could still be in Peru will eventually die off. The pollinator for Phrag. besseae is unknown, and plants found in the wild tend to rarely ever have seed pods... the plants would eventually die off.