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Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Feb 5 09:28:38 CST 2002

Actually, everyone in botany sensu lato has an (unspoken?) agreeement to
follow the recommendations of  Brummitt & Powell's Authors of Plant Names
that I menntioned earlier.  This includes not just which initials to use,
but also how to abbreviate common authors: L. for Linnaeus, Michx. for
Michaux, Willd. for Willdenow, etc.  With increasing global databasing of
names, it seems best to have a very broad perspective on authors, to avoid

At 08:08 AM 2/5/02 -0700, Robin Leech wrote:
>I believe it becomes a problem only when people of the same last name work
>in the same group or related groups of organisms.

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
phone:      920-424-1002
fax:           920-424-1101

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

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