Gender of Anigozanthos

Murray Fletcher fletchm at AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU
Wed Oct 25 11:40:07 CDT 1995

Dear Taxacomers,

The following request is posted on behalf of Michael Priest, Curator of
the Mycological Herbarium at BCRI Rydalmere (HERB-DAR):

In ascribing a new fungus occurring on the genus Anigozanthos [Haemodoraceae]
I have a problem with the correct genitive singular ending. The root,
"anthos", is Greek and neuter. The copout is to treat it as masculine and
use "-oris" or "-eris" (as in corpus or genus). If one sticks to the
neuter, is the ending simply "-i"? I look forward to opinions from the
classical scholars amongst us.

With thanks
Michael Priest
NSW Agriculture
BCRI Rydalmere (pro tem)

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