folk taxonomy

Frederick J. Peabody fpeabody at SUNFLOWR.USD.EDU
Mon Nov 11 12:35:51 CST 1996


On Sun, 10 Nov 1996, Curtis Clark wrote:

> At 07:10 AM 11/10/96 -0700, JOSEPH E. LAFERRIERE wrote:
> >Many plants
> >in the SW US and NW Mexico bear the epithet "wislizeni"
> >which I have to look up every time I have to spell it.
>
> Being plants, their epithet is spelled "wislizenii", with the double "i". :-)
>
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The omission of the final "-ii" on plant epithets is a common orthographic
error which should be corrected where ever it is found.
F.J. Peabody




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