Forskal or Forrskal ? (fwd)
stuartf at PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU
Sat Mar 11 19:33:52 CST 2000
from our local plant man comes the following: have forgotten what the
answer from yesterday was.
Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod
Collections (UCFC), Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida, PO
Box 162368, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2368, USA. stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
(407) 823-6540 (no voice mail)
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Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 08:02:48 -0500
From: Walter Taylor <Wtaylor at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu>
To: Stuart Fullerton <stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu>
Subject: Re: Forskal or Forrskal ? (fwd)
Birthday man, my records indicate Pehr Forskal 1732-1783. Pass it on.
Stuart Fullerton wrote:
> an answer!
> Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod
> Collections (UCFC), Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida, PO
> Box 162368, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2368, USA. stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
> (407) 823-6540 (no voice mail)
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> Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 12:11:32 -1000
> From: Neal Evenhuis <neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG>
> To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
> Subject: Re: Forskal or Forrskal ?
> At 10:39 PM +0100 3/6/00, Patrik Mráz wrote:
> >Dear colleagues,
> >knows anybody which is the correct name of the botanist Forskal ?
> >It should be with one or double r ?
> >I met with too versions of his name in important botanical sources (Brummit,
> >FE, AFE and others).
> TL-2 (Vol. 1: 856) has it as "Forsskal" with an "a ring". His father
> wrote it as "Forsskahl" and he himself wrote it, in addition, as
> "Forskal", "Forsskaal", and "Forsskal". TL-2 adopted the standard of
> "Forsskal" which is what I think is now the preferred spelling (for
> standardization purposes).
> See also the following for more information on the orthography of the name:
> Lagus, (1870), Ofvers. Finsk. Vet-Soc. Forh. 12: 125-26.
> Matinolli, E. (1960) Luova ihminen 1700 luvun Pohol'asta. Turku.
> Best wishes,
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