Longest name part

Adolf Ceska aceska at FREENET.VICTORIA.BC.CA
Fri Apr 26 08:35:27 CDT 1996

Dryopteris expansa (K.B. Presl) Fraser-Jenkins & Jermy

Choose a database management system that allows you to use fields with
variable length (I think that Revelation belongs into this category).

Adolf Ceska
aceska at freenet.victoria.bc.ca

On Fri, 26 Apr 1996, Linda Stathoplos wrote:

> Taxacomers:
> I've been charged with setting the field length for
> each part of a taxonomic name for a relational database. We'd like to
> make it as short as possible, but still long enough to accomodate known
> existing names.
> The longest name in the NODC Tax. Code at the moment is:
> Archaeosphaerodiniopsidaceae (28 characters)
> Anyone know of any names longer than 28 characters?
> For this purpose, I'm only interested in the longest name
> PART...that is, the genus length ONLY, the specific epithet
> length ONLY, etc.
> Thanks!
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