more english

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Thu Mar 9 09:41:24 CST 2000

At 09:50 AM 3/9/00 -0500, E. Kiser wrote:

>According to "Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors,
>Editors, and Publishers" Sixth Edition, "Names at the rank of family and
>above are plural in form and therefore requie plural verbs and pronouns.
>'The Rosales are estimated to comprise 6600 species.' 'The Liliaceae are
>very diverse.'" (p. 423). This is also the standard we follow in the Flora
>of North America project.

THAT's what I was looking for!  I KNEW I wasn't just making it up, that
there was some authority somewhere that could back me up!  Robin had me
worried for a minute there with that General Motors business.  Thanks for
injecting some authoritative info into the discussion!

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

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
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                                                 -- Anonymous

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