improper Latin

Frederick J. Peabody fpeabody at SUNFLOWR.USD.EDU
Thu Dec 19 11:17:37 CST 1996

On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Mark Garland wrote:

> In a message dated 96-12-17 07:37:43 EST, josephl at AZTEC.ASU.EDU (JOSEPH E.
> LAFERRIERE) writes:
> << The ICBN says in black
>  and white that any Latin description is enough to satisfy the
>  requirements, even if it says merely "Folia viridis" (or should
>  it be "Folia virides?"). >>
> It should be "Folia viridia."  I'll shut up now.
> Mark A. Garland
> Office of Environmental Services
> Florida Department of Environmental Protection
> 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 140
> Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Folia viridia !

Mark, you need not "shut up" since it has been obvious from the discussion
on this string that there is a need for correct Latin in botany.

F.J. Peabody

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