Help! fungus pronunciation

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Thu Dec 28 19:21:42 CST 2000

How is the powdery mildew genus Erysiphe ordinarily pronounced? Accented on
the second syllable (hence uh-RISS-uh-fee in American English), or on the
third (perhaps air-uh-SIGH-fee or air-uh-SIFF-ee in American English)? Or
something else altogether?

My campus is closed until Jan. 2, our mycologist doesn't much use email,
web searches yield no pronunciations, and I need to finish off a CD-ROM for
next quarter's class. Thanks in advance!
Curtis Clark        
Biological Sciences Department             Voice: (909) 869-4062
California State Polytechnic University      FAX: (909) 869-4078
Pomona CA 91768-4032  USA                  jcclark at

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