JOSEPH E. LAFERRIERE
josephl at AZTEC.ASU.EDU
Thu Feb 18 09:22:50 CST 1999
On further reflection concerning my suggestion yesterday
that species should be named after goddesses personifying
Mother Nature, a problem comes to mind. Suppose you
wanted to name a species after Venus? I mean the goddess,
not the planet. Naming a new species of Eragrostis
(love grass) after her might be nice. But what would
the epithet be? I cannot figure this out using Stearn's
Botanical Latin. The suffix -us is ususally masculine, but
not in this case. Maybe you have to make it "aphrodites"
Just a thought.
Dr. Joseph E. Laferriere
"Computito ergo sum ... I link therefore I am."
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