Hauhau tree

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Thu Feb 10 17:26:36 CST 2000

At 01:59 PM 2/10/00 -0600, you wrote:

>Actually, Both Tiliaceae and Malvaceae are typically included within the
>Malvales (along with 3 other families), and so the resemblance is not

True, but when folks say "related" in popular writing, it seems they
generally mean a thing is in the same genus or at least family -- tomatoes
are related to potatoes, white oak is related to black oak, etc.  Order is
a bit far up the hierarchy.  In fact, the local papers have been touting
"industrial hemp" as a plant "related to" marihuana (they are cultivar
races of one biological species.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

e-mail:                     lammers at uwosh.edu
phone (office):         920-424-7085
phone (herbarium):  920-424-1002
fax:                         920-424-1101

Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
                                                 -- Anonymous

More information about the Taxacom mailing list