Horrible keys

D.R.Morse at UKC.AC.UK D.R.Morse at UKC.AC.UK
Tue Aug 29 11:10:49 CDT 1995

> >Any nominees for the prize of Most Useless Key Couplet Ever Published?
> >Here's my choice:
> >
> >Awns often deciduous ....
> >Awns much more often deciduous ....

There is a little cited paper by Metcalf which (I recall) contains
some similar examples, plus some advice on how to write `good' keys:

Metcalf, Z.P. (1954). The construction of keys.
    Systematic Zoology, 3:38-45.

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