Venus and selling names

Mark Garland MAGarland at AOL.COM
Thu Feb 18 23:26:46 CST 1999

Combining two subthreads--

Among plants there are names like Adiantum capillus-veneris (Venus's hair),
Scandix pecten-veneris (Venus's comb) and Specularia speculum-veneris (an old
name--Venus's looking-glass).

Here's a way to make more money from buyers of species names--offer to name a
bunch of species after their possessions or body parts!

Mark A. Garland
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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