vernacular names

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Fri Jul 25 09:23:23 CDT 2003

At 09:31 AM 7/25/03 +1000, Jim Croft wrote:

>Why I reminded of a _Juncus nupela_ (after the New Guinea pigin english
>for new fellow, new one) recorded for scientific posterity by a well-known
>cigar-loving Dutch botanist, whose name escapes me for the moment...  :)

I guess in this category belongs Cyane kuhihewa Lammers of
Hawaii.  Kuhihewa is a Hawaiian verb meaning "to suppose wrongly, to err in
judgment, to mistake someone for someone else."  The type specimen was at
first thought to represent the rediscovery of another species thought
extinct, Cyanea linearifolia Rock.  (Brittonia 48: 237-240, 1996).

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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